PCR qualitative test of viral load indicated in HIV positive patients for monitoring response to treatment.
HIV PCR is also used for confirmation of HIV positive status, especially in the pre seroconversion 'window' period.
|Additional Information||Test should not be requested as a screening test for HIV infection - please see serology tests|
|Turn Around||7 days|
|Send to||LGI Microbiology Department|
|Collection Con||Samples should be received in the laboratory without delay. External requestors should centrifuge samples and send plasma sample if delay in receipt is expected.|
|IP Routine TAT||7 days|
|GP Routine TAT||7 days|