Microbiology - Virology
See written protocols. All viral loads are required to be received in the laboratory by 4.30pm on Friday.
For HIV/HBV/HCV Viral Load Testing Specimen Collection & Separation guidelines click here.
Not preferred. See written protocols.
Results are reported as # of HIV-1 RNA copies/mL.
The level of plasma HIV RNA is believed to reflect replication of HIV throughout the body. Higher virus levels may be correlated with increased risk of clinical progression of HIV disease, and reductions in plasma virus levels may be associated with a decreased risk of progression.
An infectious disease physician should be consulted for interpretation of results.
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$544.27 (Exclusive of GST)
Assists with management of patients with HIV infection
•Assessment of disease activity
•Assessment of response to therapy
This assay is not a screening test for HIV. It is a quantitative assay for monitoring.
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