The World Health Organization estimates that 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS.1
Today, measurement of blood plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration (known as HIV viral load) using nucleic acid- based molecular diagnostic assays has been established as the standard of care in assessing HIV-positive patient prognosis and response to antiretroviral therapy. Assessment of viral load levels is a strong predictor of the rate of disease progression and, by itself or in combination with CD4 T-cell counts, has great prognostic value.2-7
Existing HIV-1 viral load tests are complicated to use, require complex technical settings and highly trained technicians to operate. These complex systems require daily maintenance to prevent contamination issues and lack the flexibility needed to provide rapid answers when required.
The need for a rapid HIV viral load test with flexibility to adapt to any throughput requirements and random access for urgent samples is greater than ever because each individual patient deserves better care.
Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load is a quantitative test that provides on-demand molecular testing.
Based on the GeneXpert technology, Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load automates the test process including RNA extraction, purification, reverse transcription and cDNA real time quantitation in one fully integrated cartridge.
Run daily or on-demand
No requirements for PCR room settings
No daily maintenance or liquid waste management
92 minutes run time with a viral load trend report*
No batch, no delay
1 minute hands-on time
Compatible with any lab volume