TABLE 2.

Simultaneous detection of HBV DNA, HCV RNA, and HIV-1 RNA by the triplex dipstick test or with fluorogenic TaqMan probes

Viral load (IU/ml) for:Result for detection of amplicons derived from the following viruses witha:
HBVHCVHIV-1TaqMan probesDipstick assay
HBVHCVHIV-1HBVHCVHIV-1
1.5 × 1071 × 1053 × 104++++++
1.5 × 1061 × 1043 × 103++++++
1.5 × 1051 × 1033 × 102++++
1.5 × 1041 × 1023 × 101++
  • a +, positive signal in both duplicates in two independent experiments; −, negative signal in both duplicates in two independent experiments.