Published in AIDS Weekly, July 11th, 2005
According to recent research from Germany, "There are several commercially available assays for the quantitation of HIV RNA. A new automated specimen preparation system, the Cobas AmpliPrep was developed to automate this last part of the PCR."
"We compared the results obtained by the Roche Cobas Amplicor HIV-1 Monitor Ultrasensitive Test (MCA, manual sample preparation) with those by the Versant HIV-1 RNA 3.0 assay (bDNA).
"Secondly," said the authors, "we compared the MCA with the new Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas Amplicor HIV...
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