Alere BinaxNOW® Influenza A&B Card

Posted by admin on March 27th, 2014


Alere BinaxNOW® Influenza A & B Card is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the qualitative detection of influenza A and B nucleoprotein antigens in nasopharyngeal (NP) swab, nasal swab samples and nasal wash/aspirate specimens. It is intended to aid in the rapid differential diagnosis of influenza A and B viral infections.

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The Alere BinaxNOW® Influenza A & B Card simplifies rapid influenza testing, providing accurate differentiation between influenza A and influenza B using minimal steps on one test. Now you can focus on the results and treating the patient, not running the test.

  • 1 sample, 2 tests: Can be used alongside Alere BinaxNOW® RSV Card in children under 5, using an NP swab or nasal wash/aspirate.
  • Clear: Provides clear results that are easy to read
  • Convenient: Can be used with either nasal wash/aspirate, nasopharyngeal swab or nasal swab samples
  • Fast: Results available in just 15 minutes
  • Easy: Requires minimal hands-on time
  • Reliable: Provides accurate results and includes internal controls
  • Can be used with many different transport media; Amies, Dulbecco, M4, M4-RT, M5, M6, Saline, Tryptose phosphate, Veal Infusion Broth, Brain Heart Infusion Broth, Hanks BBS, Phosphate buffer solution, Stuart’s and UTM-RT.


  • Method: Lateral Flow
  • Time to Result: 15 minutes
  • Storage: 2 – 30°C
  • Shelf Life: 24 months from date of manufacture
  • Sensitivity: Flu A 70-89%; Flu B 50-69%
  • Specificity: Flu A 90-99%; Flu B 94-100%
  • Sample Type: Nasal wash/aspirate, nasal swab, NP swab
  • Kit Size: 22 tests
  • Kit Contents:
    • 22 Test Units
    • Transfer pipettes
    • Positive control swab (Inactivated Influenza A&B)
    • Negative control swab (Inactivated Strep A)
    • Elution vials for controls
    • Product Insert and Procedure Card

*Data from 2 clinical studies, shown in PI

Alere BinaxNOW® Nasopharyngeal Swab Accessory Pack contains 22 NP swabs and 22 elution solution vials, for use with our Alere BinaxNOW® Influenza A&B Card and Alere BinaxNOW® RSV Card kits.