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what is heteroduplex mobility assay and phylogenetic analysis?

Nov 16, 2003

Dr. Holodniy, Could you please explain in layman's terms exactly what a heteroduplex mobility assay and a phylogenetic analysis are? How are these tests done to diagnose HIV and how do they differ from the usual PCR and other tests performed by commercial labs?


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These tests are NOT used to diagnose HIV infection. Most often they are used in research to determine and compare different subtypes of HIV virus.

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