Preventing HIV Infection

Fact Sheet on HIV Test Kits

1. SIMPLE and/or RAPID HIV TEST KITS

Assay Name (Manufacturer) HIV Serotype Equipment Required1 Cost/Test (USD) No. of units per kit
Capillus HIV-1/HIV-2
(Trinity Biotech)
HIV-1+2 G 1.10 100
SERODIA HIV-1/HIV-2
(Fujirebio)
HIV-1+2 D,G JP Y 130 220
IMMUNOCOMB II BISPOT HIV- 1/HIV-2
(Orgenetics Ltd)
HIV-1+2+0 D,G 1.10 36
DIPSTICK HIV-1/HIV-2
(Pacific Biotech)
HIV-1+2 G, D optional 0.60 48,96,192
*Determine HIV-1/HIV-2
(Abbott)
HIV-1+2 D,G 1.20 100
HIV-1/HIV-2 Doublecheck
(Orgenics Ltd)
HIV-1+2 G 1.35 40
HIV TRIDOT
(Mitra & Co., India)
HIV-1+2 G 1.20 10,20,50
SERO Strip HIV-1/HIV-2
(Chembio Diagnostic Sys.)
HIV-1+2 G 1.40 30

* Determine HIV-1 and HIV-2 (Abbott) Rapid HIV Test kit can be purchased through UNFPA’s Procurement Section


2. ENZYME-LINKED IMMUNOSORBENT ASSAY (ELISA) TEST2

Assay Name (Manufacturer) HIV Serotype Equipment Required1 Cost/Test (USD) No. of units per kit
Enzygnost Anti-HIV 1 & 2 plus
(Dade Behring AG)
HIV-1+2+0 A, B, C, D, E, F 053 192, 960, 960
DETECT HIV I+II
(Biochem)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 043 96, 192
Biotest HIV-TETRA HIV1+2
(Biotest)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 050 480
Recombigen HIV –1/2 EIA
(Trinity Biotech plc)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 045 192
Innotest HIV-1/HIV-2 Ab s.p.
(Innogenetics)
HIV-1+2+0 A, B, C, D, E, F 045 96,480
HIV-Chex
(Xcyton)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 042 96
HIV EIA
(Thermo Labsystems)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 045 96, 960
Vironostika HIV Uni-form II
Plus 0 Vers 3.3 (Organon Teknika)
HIV-1+2+0 A, B, C, D, E, F EUR 058 192, 576
Genscreen HIV 1+2 V2
(Bio-Rad)
HIV-1+2+0 A, B, C, D, E, F 060 96,480
UBI HIV1/2 EIA
(United Biomedical)
HIV-1+2 A, B, C, D, E, F 045 192, 960
HIV-1/HIV-2 GO EIA
(Abbott)
HIV-1+2+0 Abbott Equip, C, D, E, F 085 100

(Adapted from UNAIDS Best Practice Collection – May 2001 – Sources and prices of selected drugs and diagnostics for people living with HIV/AIDS)

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1 - A=ELISA reader; B=ELISA washer; C=Consumables; D=Pipette; E=Power Supply; F=for large volume testing, ie: more than 40 samples daily; G=for small volume testing, ie: from 1 to 40 samples daily.

2 - Using ELISA-based technology VCT clients must typically wait at least 72 hours for their results.


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