HIV - Quantitative (Viral Load) - Plasma

HIV - Quantitative (Viral Load) - Plasma

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The HIV viral load measures the amount of HIV genetic material (RNA) in the blood and reports how many copies of the virus are present

This Test Includes

HIV VIRAL LOAD (RT - PCR)

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:HIV - Quantitative (Viral Load) - Plasma Test

Instructions/Precautions:

Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

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

The HIV Viral Load test is performed as routine when the patient is first diagnosed HIV positive, and subsequently it is performed at regular intervals to determine the efficacy of the treatment.

What is this test

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV causes AIDS. The HIV Quantitative test or HIV Viral Load test is performed to determine the amount of viral RNA in the blood.