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ID:715 HIV Viral Load - RNA
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DescriptionViral 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.
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleCSF
TubeEDTA
Tube Picture
Collection Conditions Send samples to the laboratory without delay. Must be received within 24 hours from collection
Min. Vol4ml (FULL tube)
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Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT7 days
IP Routine TAT7 days
GP Acute TAT7 days
GP Routine TAT7 days
Turnround CommentResults 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.