gloves/HIV/powder

Samoht samoht at aol.com
Fri Dec 16 20:05:11 EST 1994


In article <1994Dec10.141359.3429 at csdvax.csd.unsw.edu.au>,
exb0431 at csdvax.csd.unsw.edu.au writes:

>Also the use of the gloves with 'powder' in them interfered with
SEROLOGICAL
>ASSAYS. I've only heard of interference of 'powder' with PCR reactions.!
>Again any comments most welcome!!??
>Thanks in advance. :-|) Ian Carter

There was a letter to the editor in Lancet several years ago about talc
causing false negatives (I beleive) in HIV ELISA.  Sorry 
I don't have the reference at the present time.



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