Re: HIV testing of paraffin blocks
HIV viral protein can be identified in formalin-fixed tissue by using
immunohistochemistry. Note that not all tissues from HIV-infected
persons will show immunoreactivity. There may be legal issues in doing
this if you do not have the patient's consent.
>>> Trivett Melanie 01/23/03 09:12PM
Does anyone out there know if is possible to determine HIV status on a
formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sample? Perhaps by PCR methods? I have
seen a few references but wonder if this is being done in a diagnostic
Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
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