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Roche's COBAS HIV blood test cleared in Italy:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Roche Diagnostics has gained clearance to sell its COBAS AmpliScreen HIV-1 v1.5 blood test for screening HIV in Italy. The PCR-based diagnostic assay is capable of revealing very early infections that cannot be detected by currently available antibody/antigen serological assays, said the Basel, Switzerland firm. Additionally, Roche Diagnostics now has PCR-based tests approved in Australia, France, Germany and Switzerland and Italy for detecting HIV and also HCV.

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