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IVD Test Reagent/Kits, Serology, Virus, Retrovirus, HIV-1, Antigen, Confirmatory

Definition : Serology reagents intended to corroborate (i.e., confirm) the results of a previous test for the presence of human immunodeficiency virus serotype 1 (HIV-1) antigens. HIV-1 is retrovirus of the genus Lentivirus, family Retroviridae, that may cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Confirmatory assays frequently use a different approach or a more specific methodology than the original test; they typically cost more and/or require more sophisticated devices or greater skills. Tests using these reagents are not widely utilized; these reagents may have questionable clinical usefulness, and easier or less expensive tests may be available.

Entry Terms : "HIV-1 Antigen Determination Reagents, Confirmatory" , "Reagents, Serology, Virus, Retrovirus, HIV-1, Antigen, Confirmatory"

UMDC code : 19422

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