Published in AIDS Weekly, January 9th, 2006
Study 1: Freezing plasma in Beckton Dickenson PPT tubes increases viral loads in the Roche COBAS AMPLICOR HIV-1 standard assay.
According to recent research from the United States, "The Roche COBAS AMPLICOR human immunodeficiency virus type I (HIV-1) Monitor (version 1.5) standard and ultrasensitive viral load assays often gave discordant results, with viral loads from the standard assay exceeding those from the ultrasensitive assay by more than 0.5 log, for approximately 20% of specimens received.
"We began studies to determine the...
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