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COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Qualitative Test

Fully automated qualitative decision for Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Test

A qualitative nucleic acid amplification test* for the detection of HIV-1 RNA and proviral DNA in plasma, anticoagulated fresh whole blood and dried blood spots.

This test uses the COBAS® AmpliPrep Instrument to automate sample processing and the COBAS® TaqMan® Analyzer or COBAS® TaqMan® 48 Analyzer to automate amplification and detection.

Features and Benefits


  • Fully automated, docked platform that combines the COBAS® AmpliPrep Instrument to automate sample preparation and the COBAS® TaqMan® Analyzer to automate real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and detection


  • Highly sensitive – amplifies viral DNA directly and detects the HIV provirus independent of the host response
  • “Sample in/results out” testing eliminates manual intervention between steps as it improves workflow efficiency, hands-off processing and test result integrity
  • Configuration options include an undocked station and a smaller COBAS® TaqMan® 48 Analyzer for customizable workflow throughput
  • Bar coded reagents packaged in ready-to-use, spill-proof cassettes with self-sealing caps increase stability
  • Bar coded samples for improved tracking and result integrity
  • AmpErase enzyme – reduces the risk of cross-contamination of samples or labs

*Available for research use only. Not available in all markets.