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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Roche Molecular Diagnostics' new dual-PCR target HIV-1 viral load test to quantify the amount of virus in a patient's blood.

The Cobas AmpliPrep/Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test version 2.0 is the first quantitative viral load test to amplify and detect two separate regions of a target genome, Roche said.

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