The cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B nucleic acid test for use on the cobas® Liat® System (cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B) is an automated rapid multiplex real-time, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), influenza A, and influenza B virus nucleic acid in nasopharyngeal swab (NPS) and anterior nasal swab (ANS) specimens from individuals with signs and symptoms of respiratory tract infection. Clinical signs and symptoms of respiratory tract infection due to SARS-CoV-2 and influenza can be similar.
cobas® SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B is intended for use as an aid in the differential diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and/or influenza B infection if used in conjunction with other clinical and epidemiological information, and laboratory findings. SARS-CoV-2, influenza A and influenza B viral nucleic acid are generally detectable in NPS and ANS specimens during the acute phase of infection.
Positive results do not rule out co-infection with other organisms. The agent(s) detected by the cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B may not be the definite cause of disease.
Negative results do not preclude SARS-CoV-2, influenza A, and/or influenza B infection. The results of this test should not be used as the sole basis for diagnosis, treatment, or other patient management decisions.