|Description||Viral load is used for initital patient assessment, longer term disease progression and response to antiviral therapies(along with HIV drug resistance testing)|
|Indication|| Qualitative test of viral load. HIV positive patients for monitoring response to treatment.
Confirmation of HIV positive status, especially in the pre seroconversion 'window' period.|
|Collection Conditions|| Send samples to the laboratory without delay. Must be received within 24 hours from collection|
|Min. Vol||4ml (FULL tube)|
|Ref. Range (Male)|| |
|Ref. Range (Female)|| |
|Ref. Range (Paed)|| |
|Ref. Range Notes||
|Units|| - Not Defined -|
|IP Acute TAT||7 days|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Acute TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|
|Turnround Comment||Results may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.|
Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 01/12/2018 12:50:59. Published By K Roberts on 01/12/2017 12:50:59.