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Category Virology
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A nucleic acid amplification test for the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) RNA

Clinical Indications

To monitor response to treatment in HIV infected patients. In particular it may provide an early and more accurate indication of treatment failure

Reference range


Sample & container required EDTA Blood (pink top)
Sample volume 6mL
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.