Art. no. 80540 (20T - CE) - Please contact your local Fujirebio representative for the availability of this product in your country.
Antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have been detected in most patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related complex (ARC), and in many asymptomatic individuals belonging to high-risk groups. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) are widely used to screen human blood and plasma samples for the presence of these HIV antibodies. However, since false-positive reactions have frequently been observed with current ELISA tests, it is strongly recommended to confirm repeatedly reactive samples by use of other reliable techniques (such as the INNO-LIA™ HIV I/II Score). Recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides from HIV-1 and HIV-2, and a synthetic peptide from HIV-1 group O, are coated as discrete lines on a nylon strip with plastic backing. The INNO-LIA™ HIV I/II Score assay contains sequences derived from HIV-O sequences to allow the optimal detection of infections caused by this group of viruses. To allow the broad spectrum detection of all HIV infections, the INNO-LIA™ HIV I/II Score assay also contains separate lines for the differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 infections. This is important, as HIV-2 is less virulent, resulting in a better prognosis for the patient.