GENERIC HIV DNA Cell [RUO]

While viral load of plasma HIV-1 is a biological marker that quantifies the number of viruses that are circulating, HIV-1 cellular DNA quantifies the number of infected cells in a latent or productive way.

Generic HIV DNA Cell is a research test as part of the evaluation of the HIV-1 reservoir.

This test relies on two main technical stages:

 

1. DNA extraction by manual method (e.g. silica-based membrane technology)

2. DNA extract real-time amplification

Features:

  • Targeted region: LTR

  • Detection limit: 40 HIV-1/10   leucocytes DNA copies

  • Special features: M group, subtypes A to H

  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (extraction + amplification)

  • Type of sample: Human whole-blood obtained from an ETDA dry pellet or lymphocytes

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