HIV p24 antigen

Keywords: HIV p24 Ag, p24 antigen HIV, p24, HIV antigen, HIV Ag

Specimen:

10 mL blood in plain tube.

Method:

Immunoassay; detection of p24 anitgen. See also HIV-1 RNA.

Application:

Further investigation of results in the HIV antibodies/antigen combined assay.

Interpretation:

A positive result indivates HIV infection. The p24 antigen is positive in early (acute) and late phases of the infection, but is an insensitive test and a negative result does not exclude HIV viraemia.

Reference:

Goedert JT. Ann Epidemiol. 1990; 1: 129-131.

Jurriaans S. AIDS Res. 1995; 11: 473-479