down side of viral load assays
Apr 29, 2003
most labs are not always fool proof what if any are the misinterpretations of viral load readings and are there any papers that have been written on these aspects?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
This is a fairly large field, with many published papers. The two major areas of inquiry are assay issues and biological phenomena. Assay issues include things like reproducibility, precision, and subtype detection. Biological issues relate to things like false positives, blips during treatment, and increases during immunization or other ongoing infections.
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