HIV-1 VIRAL LOAD
A nucleic acid amplification test for the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) RNA
To monitor response to treatment in HIV infected patients. In particular it may provide an early and more accurate indication of treatment failure
|Sample & container required||EDTA Blood (pink top)|
|Turnaround time||5 working days|
Specimens for HIV viral loadmust be received in the laboratory within 4 hours of collection or if taken out of hours, refrigerated overnight at and transported the next day.