Re: HIV testing of paraffin blocks

From:Richard Cartun

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.

Richard Cartun 

>>> 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.

Many thanks,


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