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FDA OKs Second HIV Donor Screening Test

September 23, 2009

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test, the Abbott Prism HIV O Plus assay, that detects HIV antibodies in donated blood and organs. The test is one of five that run on Abbott's fully automated Prism System. FDA said the test identifies antibodies to HIV type 1, groups M and O, and to HIV type 2. It is the second donor screening test licensed to detect antibodies to HIV type 1, group O. Positive results for the test still require confirmatory supplemental testing, officials said.

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Adapted from:
United Press International
09.21.2009


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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