Test Background 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 Required EDTA Blood (pink top)
Sample Volume 6mL
Turnaround Time 5 working days
Notes 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.