HIV 1 & 2 Antibody - Serum is done to diagnose HIV infection.
This Test Includes
HIV 1 & 2 Antibody - Serum
Total parameters available: 1
Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.
Why it is Done
Your doctor would advise a HIV test if you have signs and symptoms of HIV. Routine screening is advised for high risk individuals like Homosexuals, people with multiple sexual partners, needle stick injuries etc. It is also advised along with HbsAg test as part of screening for surgical procedures.
What is this test
This test is done to screen for presence of HIV infection. A negative test only means that their is no evidence of disease at the time of the test. Most people produce detectable levels of antibody 3 to 12 weeks after exposure. If someone is screened with an HIV antibody test too soon, the result may be negative despite the fact that the person is infected. For those who are at increased risk of HIV infection, it is important to get this screening test done frequently to check for possible exposure to the virus.