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PCR-NAT Test, Antigen/Antibody Combo explained by lab technician

Dec 20, 2011 - 1 comments
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1. PCR testing explained by a lab technician

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN3sPuv2J6c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

2. HIV DUO Combo Test for P24 Antigen offered by SED labs in New Mexico. You can order this through your doctor or at www.anylabtestnow.com

http://www.sedlabs.com/sites/sedlabs.com/files/node_attachments/36/Search%20Our%20Lab%20Tests_1.pdf

3. First approved ANTIGEN/ANTIBODY test by FDA in Sep 2010

http://m.youtube.com/?appcache_off=1323698023&reason=1&errmsg=E-SER%3AQUOTA_EXCEEDED_ERR%3A%20DOM%20Exception%2022#/watch?v=tpEZgjdHP58

4. HIV/HCV NAT by PCR (FDA#1636 Approved by FDA for donor screening - Roche Cobas Amplicor - RNA testing for early detection) test cost around $100. Can be ordered by a physician or www.anylabtestnow.com in South Florida

http://infertilitylab.com/diagnostic_testing/tests-and-panels


Roche Cobas Amplicor Instrument explained
http://molecular.roche.com/assays/Pages/COBASAmpliScreenHIV1Testv15.aspx

5. HIV-1 Assay,COBAS Ampliscreen HIV-1 Test FDA#1636 for donor screening

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/
ApprovedProducts/LicensedProductsBLAs/BloodDonorScreening/InfectiousDisease/ucm093744.pdf

http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/BloodBloodProducts/ApprovedProducts/
LicensedProductsBLAs/BloodDonorScreening/InfectiousDisease/ucm093493.htm

6. Quest lab For HIV diagnosis before seroconversion and should be verified after 12 weeks if positive by Westernblot and EIA

Clinical Use
1. Diagnose human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection prior to seroconversion
2. Confirm HIV-1 infection in patients who test positive for HIV-1 antibody
3. Resolve inconclusive HIV-1 antibody test results

http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intguide/jsp/showintguidepage.jsp?fn=TS_HIV-1_RNA_Qual_TMA.htm


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by Healthlogic, Dec 20, 2011
Only for Information purpose. Discuss with your doctor for the best test that suits your situation.

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