Interlaboratory comparison of sequence-specific PCR and ligase detection reaction to detect a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 drug resistance mutation JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY Shafer, R. W., Winters, M. A., MAYERS, D. L., JAPOUR, A. J., Kuritzkes, D. R., Weislow, O. S., White, F., ERICE, A., SANNERUD, K. J., Iversen, A., Pena, F., Dimitrov, D., Frenkel, L. M., REICHELDERFER, P. S. 1996; 34 (7): 1849-1853


Sequence-specific PCR was used in six laboratories and a ligase detection reaction was used in one laboratory to detect the zidovudine-resistance mutation at codon 215 of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) reverse transcriptase DNA. The genotypes of 27 different clinical samples, including cultured HIV-1 isolates, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and plasma, were correctly identified by 140 of 154 (91%) assays. The sensitivity for detecting a mutation was 96% for HIV-1 reverse transcriptase DNA clone mixtures containing 30% mutant DNA and 62% for mixtures containing 6% mutant DNA.

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