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Laboratory Tests

hands on keyboardIn this section we describe all FDA-approved diagnostic HIV tests for use in moderate and high complexity laboratories, and updated recommendations for testing serum or plasma specimens.

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CLIA-Waived Tests

Hands signing papers Under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), tests are classified according to the complexity of the test. CLIA-waived tests are simple tests for which the likelihood of erroneous test results is negligible.

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Home Testing

Home Tests Two home testing kits (the OraQuick In-Home HIV Test and the Home Access HIV-1 Test System) are now available in your local drugstore.

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