The costs of four algorithms for monitoring plasma human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA were compared. For patients with strong virologic responses, the use of Ultra Direct exclusively was the cheapest strategy. For patients with weak virologic responses, small savings could be obtained by using Amplicor and retesting only samples with values below 500 copies/ml with Ultra Direct.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)