Test kits in this category

Published: 30 June 2012

This is not a definitive list, but includes the majority of rapid tests marketed in the UK. A number of tests that are widely used in other countries, including the United States, are not sold in the UK.

  • OraQuick Advance HIV1/2 (OraSure/Launch)
  • Determine HIV 1/2 (Alere)
  • Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo (Alere)
  • INSTI HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Antibody Test (Pasante/BioLytical Laboratories)
  • Core HIV 1&2 (Core Diagnostics)
  • Immunoflow HIV1-HIV 2 (Core Diagnostics)
  • Vikia HIV 1/2 (bioMerieux)
  • Rapidan anti-HIV1/2 (Turklab)

Dozens of rapid tests have been developed in various countries, and not many have been extensively evaluated. It is important to verify that any test used is CE marked (as are all the tests listed above). CE marking is a declaration by the manufacturer that the product meets all the appropriate provisions of any relevant legislation implementing European health, safety and environmental protection legislation.

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