Increased reporting of detectable plasma HIV-1 RNA levels at the critical threshold of 50 copies per milliliter with the Taqman assay in comparison to the Amplicor assay.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To investigate the application of the new COBAS Ampliprep Taqman HIV-1 assay in comparison with the COBAS HIV-1 Ampliprep AMPLICOR MONITOR ultrasensitive assay version 1.5, with a particular focus on the most clinically relevant region near the lower limit of quantification. METHODS Scatterplots and the Bland-Altman plot were used to inspect the… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e31819e721b

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