m-PIMA HIV-1/2 Detect is a qualitative nucleic acid amplification test for the detection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 and type 2 RNA in human whole blood and plasma specimens. 

Manufacturer: Alere Technologies GmbH (now Abbott)

Manufacturer Location: Lake Bluff, IL (USA)

Instrument compatibility: m-PIMA Analyser

Detects: HIV-1 and HIV-2

Quality Standards: WHO PQ; CE marked 

WHO Reference Number: PQ Dx 0226-032-00

WHO Listing Date: 13 June 2016

One systematic review has been published (Agutu et al 2019) which includes data from  six studies that have assessed the performance of m-PIMA HIV-1/2 Detect (formerly Alere q HIV-1/2 Detect) as compared with current reference standards. Overall, the assay performed well with high sensitivities (range: 95.5-100%) and high specificities (range: 99.5-100%).