Human Immunodeficiency Virus Book

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Rapid HIV Test

Aka: Rapid HIV Test, Rapid Oral HIV Test, OraQuick Rapid Antibody Test, Uni-Gold Recombigen
  1. Indications
    1. HIV Screening
      1. Fourth generation HIV Screening Tests are more accurate and
  2. General
    1. Confirm rapid test with HIV Western Blot Assay
  3. Labs: Uni-Gold Recombigen
    1. Detects HIV 1 Antibody from blood in 10 minute test
    2. Test Sensitivity: 100% and Test Specificity: 99.7%
    3. CDC - FDA News
      1. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/press_releases/FDArelease.htm
  4. Labs: OraQuick Rapid Antibody Test
    1. Detects HIV 1 and 2 Antibody in oral fluid in 20 minute test
    2. Test Sensitivity and Test Specificity 99%
    3. Van den Berk (2003) J Clin Microbiol 41:3868-9 [PubMed]

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