In an interview with Sunday Times, she mentioned that the new technology miniaturizes the viral load
laboratory, making it possible for tests to be carried out easily in smaller healthcare facilities that are not fully equipped with laboratory settings and by personnel who aren't lab-trained.
The m-PIMA HIV-1/2 VL is part of Abbott's comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic solutions for HIV screening, monitoring and viral load
estimation was carried out by TaqMan Real-Time PCR system in SRL Lab, (Super Religare Laboratories) Mumbai.
The main aim of the study was to see how many men reached an undetectable viral load
(defined as a load below 50 copies).
Among 136,759 persons who were in care in 2014, but did not achieve sustained viral suppression, 89,245 (65%) had at least one viral load
test result of >1,500 copies/mL in 2014.
There are various commercial viral load
assays based on these distinct chemistries on automated platforms available for antiretroviral treatment monitoring, approved by regulatory agencies around the world.
Among samples with detectable HIV-RNA, the correlation between viral load
values obtained from the paired 131 plasma and DBS samples was high (Pearson correlation coefficient 0.946 and [.sup.R]2 = 0.895) (Fig.
In group C countries (Ivory Coast and Togo), between 18% and 20% of patients had a viral load
above 1 000 copies/ml after 12 months of treatment.
It is designed for use on Roche's fully automated COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan System, an established platform for viral load
monitoring of multiple infectious diseases that helps laboratories improve their workflow.
Hyperthermia reduces viral load
of white spot syndrome virus in infected Penaeus vannamei.
They compared viral load
measurements by using the current standard of frozen plasma and the alternative method of dried blood spots (DBS).
Summary: Diagnostic screening and viral load
monitoring tests play a critical role in the early detection and management of HIV infection.