Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR?
Feb 19, 1999
Dear Dr. Holodniy:
Please keep up the wonderful, life-savings work you have been doing. I don't know what I can do without you.
Is bDNA PCR = DNA PCR? if not, could you please tell me what drug companies make them?
Do you know if the ABBOTT test ELISA MO2 you mentioned in earlier message has been approved or not? Because I want to test for Group "O" really bad. None of my doctors know where to order it.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
bDNA (branched DNA, Chiron Corp) is NOT PCR. It is a different technology than PCR and measures HIV RNA in plasma. DNA PCR (Roche) measures HIV DNA inside blood cells. The new Abbott test is not approved yet. MH
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