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13th April 2021  Product update: rapidvirology staff writer

Dual Target HIV Test Detects and Quantifies via RT-PCR

altona Diagnostics has launched the AltoStar® HIV RT-PCR Kit 1.5, an in vitro diagnostic test based on real-time RT-PCR technology.

The kit detects and quantifies the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) specific RNA (groups M, N and O) in human EDTA plasma. It is designed for use with the AltoStar® Molecular Diagnostic Workflow, which offers enhanced flexibility in sample-to-PCR management.

“With this CE-IVD RT-PCR test for the monitoring of HIV-1 we complete our AltoStar® blood-borne virus product portfolio,” says Dr. Markus Hess, General Manager of altona Diagnostics. “The broad AltoStar® assay menu now includes test systems for reliable viral load monitoring of blood-borne viruses like HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C Virus.”

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) belongs to the genus Lentivirus, which is a subgroup within the family of Retroviridae. Of the two species of HIV described – HIV type 1 (HIV-1) and HIV type 2 (HIV-2) – HIV-1 is the most common.

Designed as a dual target assay, the AltoStar® HIV RT-PCR Kit 1.5 allows amplification of separate regions of the HIV-1 genome to monitor HIV-infected patients.

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Date Published: 13th April 2021

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