Published in AIDS Weekly, June 3rd, 2002
The possible shortage means some patients may have to wait longer for final HIV test results, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a bulletin published May 10, 2002.
The warning involves HIV-1 western blot kits, which are used for confirmation after initial tests on plasma and blood come back positive. The initial tests occasionally yield false-positive results.
One of two manufacturers of the western blot kit, Calypte Biomedical Corp. of Alameda, California, has warned...
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