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Volume 13, Number 6—June 2007

Dispatch

Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Influenza A (H5N1) Virus

Shanthi Jayawardena*, Chung Y. Cheung*, Ian G. Barr†, Kwok H. Chan*, Honglin Chen*, Yi Guan*, J.S. Malik Peiris*, and Leo L.M. Poon*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China; †World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Influenza, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia;

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Table

RT-LAMP assay results for highly pathogenic 
influenza A (H5N1)*

Virus subtype Strain Result
H1 A/HK/54/98
H2 A/Singapore/57
H3 A/HK/1174/99
H4 A/duck/HK/MPA892/06
H5N1 A/HK/483/97 +
H5N1 A/HK/486/97 +
H5N1 A/chicken/HK/61.9/2002 +
H5N1 A/goose/HK/739.2/2002 +
H5N1 A/HK/213/03 +
H5N1 A/HK/212/03 +
H5N1 A/Thailand/MK2/04 +
H5N1 A/Vietnam/1203/04 +
H5N1 A/chicken/Indoneasia/4/2004 +
H5N1 A/chicken/Thailand/1/2004 +
H5N1 A/chicken/Vietnam/33/2004 +
H5N1 A/chicken/Wajo/BBVM/2005 +
H5N1 A/duck/Vietnam/568/2005 +
H5N1 A/bar-headed goose/Qinghai/5/2005 +
H6 A/teal/HK/W312/97
H7 A/env/HK/MPB127/05
H8 A/duck/HK/MP4275/2005
H9 A/duck/HK/G1/97
H10 A/env/HK/MPB839/05
H11 A/env/HK/MPB1679/06
H12 A/red necked stint/WA/5745/1984
H13 A/gull/Maryland/704/1977
H14 A/mallard/Gurjev/244/1982
H15 A/shelduck/WA/1762/1979
H16 A/gull/Denmark/68110/2002

*RT-LAMP, reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification; –, negative; +, positive.

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