NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Laboratory Corporation of America will be the first commercial laboratory in the US to sell Roche Diagnostics' AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 test, the company said today.
 
The US Food & Drug Administration approved the real-time PCR test May 11.
 
The product quantifies the amount of HIV virus in the blood to enable doctors to establish a baseline HIV infection level before starting treatment. They could also use the test to monitor patients' responses during treatment.

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