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PCR vs. bDNA
Oct 17, 2005

Can bDNA viral load values be translated to PCR values? The DHHS Guidelines only use PCR viral load numbers to advise on treatment. Thank you! -Gloria, Body Positive

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Some papers have published that PCR is 2-fold or 0.2-0.3 log higher than bDNA results. This difference may be lessened if the same standards or automated nucleic extraction are used.



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