This test is used to screen for and diagnose HIV infections. Early detection and treatment of HIV infection and immune system monitoring can greatly improve long-term health and survival.
This Test Includes
HIV 1 & 2 Antibodies & P24 Combo
Total parameters available: 1
Parameter Names:p - 24 Antigen & HIV I & II Antibody Test - Serum Test
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
P - 24 Antigen and HIV I & II Antibody Test helps to determine if you are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
What is this test
P - 24 Antigen and HIV I & II Antibody Test - Serum, Many experts agree that acute HIV infection is identifiable before seroconversion in the majority of cases, both clinically and through the use of laboratory methods. The use of the p24 antigen test can assist in the diagnosis of acute infection prior to seroconversion in most infected individuals. Prompt diagnosis allows early counselling to minimize transmission by decreasing high risk behavior and aborting exposure when levels of viremia are high and infection is at a highly contagious stage. Furthermore, it permits early tracing of individual contacts, and can provide a unique opportunity to study the physiologic effects of acute infection.