J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.
Department of Molecular Medicine and Haematology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; National Health Laboratory Services, Johannesburg, South Africa Labor Berlin - Charité Vivantes Services GmbH Roche Diagnostics International AG, Rotkreuz, Switzerland Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA Bioscientia Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik, Ingelheim, Germany.
Background: Nucleic acid amplification tests (NATs) minimise time from HIV infection to diagnosis, reducing transmission during acute HIV. NATs are especially useful for diagnosing HIV in children under 18 months, and discriminating between HIV-1 and HIV-2.
Methods: We evaluated the performance of the cobas HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative Test ("cobas HIV-1/2 Qual") for use on the on cobas 6800/8800 Systems. Read More