Roche announced that the COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Test v2.0 is now available. This new HIV viral load test targets two highly conserved regions of the HIV-1 genome and avoids any regions which are current drug targets. This approach provides increased reliability even with rare mismatches in primer/probe binding sites and when mutations are present.             

The COBAS TaqMAN HIV-1 Test v2.0 utilizes the High Pure System Viral Nucleic Acid Kit for manual specimen preparation and the COBAS TaqMan 48 Analyzer for automated amplification and detection.

This test completes Roche’s High Pure System offering, which also provides FDA-approved processes for manual specimen preparation for Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B via automated real time PCR.

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