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HIV Viral Load

Alternate names:
HIV RNA Quantitation
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
HIVL
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTA
ACD
EDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Assay available for HIV-1  and HIV-2.

Do not send heparinised blood.  Please note that HIV Viral Load can only be performed on a sample tube which has NOT been used for other testing.  For this reason, this test cannot be added to previously collected samples.

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
7-10 days
Reference Interval:

Units = RNA copies/mL of plasma.

Quantifiable range of this assay is 400 - 750,000 RNA copies/mL.

The ultra sensitive quantitation assay (50 - 100,000 copies/mL) is also available for blood specimens.

Laboratory Use Only

SPECIMEN COLLECTION MODULE (SCM) FAQs - CLICK HERE

 

CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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