Transient viremia in HIV-infected patients and use of plasma preparation tubes

Valentina Stosor*, Frank J. Palella, Baiba Berzins, Michele Till, Angel Leake, Joan S. Chmiel, Robert L. Murphy

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Abstract

Using plasma preparation tubes for the collection and storage of plasma resulted in factitious, low-level human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) viremia among patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy who incurred unnecessary additional clinic visits, laboratory testing, and medication changes. We caution clinicians against the routine use of plasma preparation tubes for collection of blood samples for HIV-1 level 1 quantification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1671-1674
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume41
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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