The RETRO-TEK HIV-1 p24 Antigen ELISA is supplied for research purposes only. It is not intended for use in thediagnosis or prognosis of disease, or for screening and may not be used as a confirmatory test in diagnostic situations.
The RETRO-TEK HIV-1 p24 Antigen ELISA is an enzyme linked immunoassay used to detect Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) p24 antigen in research specimens, including cell culture media, as well as human sera and plasma. It can also be used to monitor the purification and biochemical behavior of HIV-1.
Furthermore, the assay may augment or supplant reverse transcriptase measurements traditionally employed to detect the presence of HIV-1. Such enzymatic measurements are not HIV-1 specific.
The RETRO-TEK HIV-1 ICx/CRx Kit (ZMC Catalog #: 0801096) for immune complex dissociation and confirmation of p24 reactivity enhances the detection of p24 antigen in serum or plasma.
Many specimens contain HIV-1 viral loads greater than the range of the standard curve of this assay. The RETRO-TEK HIV-1 p24 Extended Range ELISA (ZMC catalog # 0801137) will extend the standard curve of this assay to 4 ng/ml.