TABLE 1.

Detection limit of HBV, HCV, and HIV-1 genotypes by the triplex dipstick assay or with fluorogenic TaqMan probes

VirusViral load (IU/ml)Result for amplicon detection witha:
Dipstick assayTaqMan probes
HBV genotype
    A10++
    B20++/−
    C10+
    D10++
    E300++
    F20++/−
HCV genotype++
    1200++
    2200++
    3200++
    4200++
    5200++
    6200++
HIV-1 subtype
    A300++
    B300+/−+/−
    C800++
    D2,000++
    A/E600++/−
    F800++
    G900++
    AG-GH1,500++
  • a +, positive signal in both duplicates from two independent experiments; −, negative signal in both duplicates from two independent experiments; +/−, one replicate negative and one positive in at least one of two independent experiments.