The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the human immune system, destroying or impairing their function. In the U.S., there are:
- 1.2 million people living with HIV1
- 50,000 estimated new HIV infections each year1
Early identification of HIV-positive individuals, viral load monitoring, and resistance testing may improve patient outcomes and reduce disease transmission. Laboratory tests are key at every stage of the HIV care continuum, and they provide clinicians with tools that allow them to manage patients more effectively.
The ADVIA Centaur® HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is designed to simultaneously detect the presence of the HIV viral protein (p24 antigen) and the antibodies produced in response to the HIV (HIV-1 or HIV-2) viral infection.2 The ability to detect both the antigen and antibody may enable earlier detection of acute infection, allowing both clinical management and behavior modification that may reduce transmission.
HIV assays available from Siemens
HIV Combo Assay† on ADVIA Centaur XPT Immunoassay Systems
The latest addition to the Siemens infectious disease testing menu, the ADVIA Centaur HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay enables earlier detection of acute HIV infection and allows labs to further consolidate their infectious disease diagnostics onto a single platform. Learn more.
EHIV 1/0/2 Assay† on ADVIA Centaur XPT Immunoassay Systems
The ADVIA Centaur EHIV 1/O/2 assay is an immunoassay for the qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV type 1 (including group 0), and type 2 in human serum and plasma using the ADVIA Centaur Immunoassay System. Learn more.
If you are interested in adding HIV testing to your ADVIA Centaur system menu, please contact the Inside Sales Department at (800) 242-3233, option 3.
2. The ADVIA Centaur HIV Ag/Ab Combo (CHIV) assay is an in vitro diagnostic immunoassay for the simultaneous qualitative detection of human immunodeficiency virus p24 antigen and antibodies to human immunodeficiency viruses type 1 (including group “O”) and type 2.
† Assay developed, manufactured and sold by Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. for Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.
The products/features shown on this webpage are not commercially available in all countries. Due to regulatory reasons their future availability cannot be guaranteed. Please contact your local Siemens organization for further details.