Overview of multiplex antigen near-patient tests for acute respiratory infections

McDowell C, Lynch T, McLoughlin C, Carrigan M, Ryan M, Spillane D, Spillane S, Larkin L, O'Shea M, O'Neill M
Record ID 32018005284
Authors' objectives: Following a request from the Department of Health, HIQA agreed to provide an overview of the evidence on the potential use of multiplex antigen near-patient tests to detect SARS-CoV-2 and one or both of influenza and RSV in residential and primary care settings. This report provides an overview of multiplex antigen near-patient tests, the burden of respiratory tract infections, examples of use and guidance nationally and internationally, and an overview of the evidence for the effectiveness and utility of multiplex antigen near-patient tests in primary and residential care settings.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2023
Requestor: Department of Health, Ireland
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Ireland
MeSH Terms
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Influenza, Human
  • COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Point-of-Care Testing
  • Respiratory Tract Infections
  • Antigens, Viral
  • Multiplex tests
  • Sars-Cov-2
  • Influenza
Organisation Name: Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)
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Contact Name: info@hiqa.ie
Contact Email: info@hiqa.ie
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