Roche presented new HIV Duo Test
In April 2017, Roche Diagnostics presented the new Elecsys HIV Duo Test. It is an antigen/antibody combination test for cobas e 801 system, which can give separated results of the HIV-antigen and the HIV-antibody. Because the HIV-antigen is earlier detectable in blood this test already works after 6 weeks of HIV-infection instead of 12 weeks!
With fast results within 18 minutes and a sensitivity of 100% Elecsys HIV Duo Test offers new possibilities:
- donor-screening to identify risks of transfusion
- HIV-screening for prenatal care
- diagnosing HIV-infection at difficult groups of patients like dialysis patients.