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OraSure oral HIV test good candidate for at-home use, researchers say.

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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ORASURE HIV TEST MAY BE "WELL SUITED" FOR HOME COLLECTION OF DATA, Dana Gallo, California State Department of Health Services, and Epitope researchers et al. conclude in a study on the accuracy of the oral HIV test. The study, "Evaluation of a System Using Oral Mucosal Transudate [OMT] for HIV-1 Antibody Screening and Confirmatory Testing," was published in the Jan. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The new method of collecting a test specimen from the mouth "may prove to be well suited for a home collection product at some time in the future," Gallo et al. say.

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