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New rapid HIV test

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Elijah Amooti
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New rapid HIV test
Posted on: August 18 2009, 04:46 pm

Hello  All

Widely used throughout the laboratory sector, ‘fourth generation’ HIV assays detect both HIV antibodies and HIV antigen in a single test and, unlike older generation ‘antibody-only’ tests, can identify both acute and latent infections.


However, the technical demands of the testing protocol have made the assays unsuitable for out-of-laboratory situations, limiting their usefulness as a first line diagnostic tool. 


In a major step forward, Inverness Medical UK Ltd has now introduced the first point-of-care ‘HIV antigen/antibody assay’, providing rapid, laboratory quality results in any healthcare or community situation.


The Determine® HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo test simultaneously detects antibodies HIV-1, HIV-2 and the antigen HIV p24, significantly advancing HIV diagnosis.


Inverness Medical UK are pleased to offer you a special introductory pack which includes :


·         Free starter, training and educational pack containing:


o       Determine® HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo training guide

o       Laminated procedural test guide

o        UK National Guidelines for HIV Testing 2008

o        HPA South East Regional Laboratory poster

o        Determine® HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo, a novel 4th generation rapid test poster


·         ˝ price Ag/Ab HIV Combo test strips

·         Free EDTA safety capillaries

·         Free chase buffer

·         Free digital timer

For  more  information  contact  and their events contact   Joanne Henderson on 0141 644 0980 or email
I think UKCAB Co-dinators  may invite them at the  UKCAB to tell us more about their technology.
Good Tuesday


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