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The purpose of this activity is to educate participants on the need for a viral load test that offers low-end precision which enhances accuracy at the limit of detection and its implications for patient monitoring and clinical care.
Infectious disease physicians, providers, virologists, HIV specialists, clinical laboratory and other healthcare professionals interested in the management and testing of HIV.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Christine C. Ginocchio, PhD, MT (ASCP)
Director of Microbiology, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics
North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Laboratories
Lake Success, NY
Department of Microbiology and Genetics
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
W. David Hardy, MD
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- 05 minutes: Welcome & Introduction
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Credit Designation - Lab Professional, P.A.C.E.®
The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science's Professional Acknowledgment for Continuing Education (P.A.C.E.®) Program will provide 1.0 contact hour of credit.
How to Obtain P.A.C.E.® Credit
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Release and Expiration
Enduring Archive Release Date: October 1, 2011
There is no fee for this educational activity.
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This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science and Dane Garvin Ltd. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
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The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not reflect the views of Dane Garvin Ltd. and/or the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science. This educational activity may discuss off-label and/or investigational uses and dosages for therapeutic products/procedures that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dane Garvin Ltd. and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science do not recommend the use of any product/procedure outside of the labeled indications. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product/procedure discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product/procedures for approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.
This program has been made available online.
“Viral Load Testing and Its Impact on HIV Patient Management”
This activity is co-sponsored by the Association for Molecular Pathology.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Abbott Molecular.
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