Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 27th, 2005
"Assay protocols of three rapid human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) assays, OraQuick-1/2, SeroStrip-1/2, and Determine-1/2, were modified to detect recent HIV seroconversion using a higher dilution of serum specimens.
"Optimal predilution of specimens resulted in negative test results during early periods of seroconversion (about 6 months), when antibody levels were low," scientists in the United States report.
"A total of 269 seropositive specimens from routine HIV type 1 testing and from commercial sources (low-titer and seroconversion panels) were tested, and...
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