WHO: Recommended laboratory tests to identify avian influenza A virus in specimens from humans

Revised March 2007

- Full text, English [pdf 79kb]

The revision concerns mainly the section on polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
A fully revised version will be posted soon


- General information
- Procedures for influenza diagnosis
- Identification of influenza A subtypes
- Laboratory confirmation
- Serological identification of influenza A/H5 infection
- References
- Annex - WHO Expert Group on Avian Influenza PCR