Comparison of costs of strategies for measuring levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in plasma by using amplicor and ultra direct assays

J. M. Raboud, E. Seminari, S. L. Rae, P. R. Harrigan, R. S. Hogg, B. Conway, C. Sherlock, M. T. Schechter, M. V. O'Shaughnessy, J. S G Montaner

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3369-3371
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume36
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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    Raboud, J. M., Seminari, E., Rae, S. L., Harrigan, P. R., Hogg, R. S., Conway, B., Sherlock, C., Schechter, M. T., O'Shaughnessy, M. V., & Montaner, J. S. G. (1998). Comparison of costs of strategies for measuring levels of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 RNA in plasma by using amplicor and ultra direct assays. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36(11), 3369-3371.