HIV-1 DNA Test

The HIV-1 DNA Test is a real-time PCR assay that allows the quantification of total HIV-1 DNA in blood and PBMC samples from HIV-1 positive patients.

SKU: MBK0086 Categories: , ,
Application: Clinical Diagnostics
Product type: Diagnostic kit
Reagent type: PCR
Size: 96 tests

Description

HIV-1 DNA is an innovative and widely used marker of HIV persistence in infected cells. It is known that HIV-1 DNA levels vary among patients according to the stages of HIV disease and the effectiveness of anti-HIV therapy. The kit provides a ready-to-use PCR mix that offers robust and consistent performances even in presence of PCR inhibitors and a stringent automatic hot-start, allowing reaction assembly and temporary storage at room temperature prior to PCR amplification. QUANTITATIVE TEST – Monitor the HIV-1 reservoirs and study of the relationship between the amount of HIV DNA and residual viremia in patients treated with ART and during changes of the therapy; monitor of the infection in aviremic patients, for whom the amount of proviral DNA is the only quantifiable parameter; QUALITATIVE TEST – Diagnosis and follow-up of the first 18-24 months of life of children born from HIV-positive mothers.

Additional information

Size 96 tests
Application Clinical diagnostics
Product type Diagnostic kit
Reagent type PCR
Category HIV

Technical information

Size 96 tests
Technology Real-time PCR
Specimen Human blood and PBMC samples
Testing time 3 hours
Target gene LTR

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