Immunoassay technology and format of HIV assay development

Raymond W.K. FUNG

Marketing Manager, Abbott Laboratories Ltd. Abbott Diagnostics Division, Hong Kong

Since 1985, when testing of all blood donations for the presence of antibody to HIV was implemented, considerable progress has been made in improving assay sensitivity, especially during the early stages of infection. Early detection and diagnosis of infection continues to be a challenge in the detection HIV antigen (Ag) and antibodies (Ab) during the early viremic window period .....

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