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J Clin Microbiol. 2001 Jan;39(1):354-6.

Use of plastic vacutainer tubes for quantification of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in blood specimens.

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Clinical Virology Laboratory, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. marie.landry@yale.edu

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 viral load results were compared for paired samples collected in plastic and glass Vacutainer tubes, using both standard (n = 60) and ultrasensitive (n = 66) assays. The results showed a strong correlation (P < 0.0001), and plastic tubes can be substituted for glass tubes.

PMID:
11136799
PMCID:
PMC87730
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.39.1.354-356.2001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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