Standard Operating Procedures approved and testing of Qualification Panels begin for first six assays

The Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the first six assays to be evaluated have been approved (February 2012). Subsequently, the testing of specimens in the ‘Qualification Panels’ has begun at testing sites. The following assays are being assessed:

 1.  Single-well Limiting Antigen Avidity EIA using r-IDRm  

2.  Bio-RAD Avidity (Genetic Systems 1/2 Plus O EIA)

3.  Vitros Less-Sensitive (Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, anti-HIV 1 & 2 ECi assay)

4.  Vitros Avidity (Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, anti-HIV 1 & 2 ECi assay)

5.  BED

6.  Architect Avidity (Abbott Diagnostics HIV Ag/Ab Combo)