Services


Molecular Diagnostics

HIV 1 Viral Load
(HIV RNA)

 

 

HIV TESTING


HIV testing services through blood testing are available at Hi-Precision. At our diagnostic centre, we run various molecular diagnostics and laboratory assessments to reach an accurate diagnosis for effective treatments such as antiretroviral therapy. Find out more about this service by calling us at 8741-7777.

TEST:    HIV 1 Viral Load (PCR)

OTHER TEST REQUEST NAME:
HIV RNA, HIV PCR, Human Immunodeficiency Virus RNA     (Quantitative), HIV Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (HIV NAAT), HIV NAT, HIV Quantification

TEST COMPOSITION:
Not applicable

INTENDED USE:
For the quantitation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) RNA.Useful in monitoring antiretroviral therapy.

METHODOLOGY:
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

LABORATORY SECTION:
Molecular Diagnostics (PCR)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS / PATIENT PREPARATIONS:
No patient preparation required

COLLECTION/SAMPLE CONTAINER:
EDTA Tube

SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT
Note: Follow tube manufacturer recommendation.:
3 mL Plasma

ALTERNATIVE SPECIMEN AND VOLUME REQUIREMENT:
Not applicable

SPECIMEN STABILITY       
•   ROOM TEMPERATURE (15-25°C)    :    1 Day
•   REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE (2-8°C)    :    8 Days
•   FREEZER TEMPERATURE (-20°C)    :    4 Weeks

TRANSPORT TEMPERATURE:
Plasma shoul be transported at 2 °C – 8 °C (with cold packs) or Frozen at -20 °C to -80 °C;
If whole blood will be sent in, it must be transported at 2 °C – 25 °C

REJECTION CRITERIA:
•   Improper use of anticoagulant
•   Insufficient volume of blood to anticoagulant
•   Improperly labeled specimens
•   Hemolyzed sample
•   Exceeded sample stability requirement
•   Quantity not sufficient
•   Use of collection tubes containing citrate, sodium fluoride, heparin and other anticoagulants other than EDTA

RUNNING DAY:
Batch running: Upon completion of Batch of 9 samples

CUT OFF TIME:
6:00 PM

TAT/RELEASING OF RESULTS:
•  14 working days EXCEPT on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
•  Releasing Time: 6:00 PM

REFERENCE INTERVAL/RESULT INTERPRETATION:
Not applicable

LIMITATIONS/INTERFERENCES:
Not applicable

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS):
Not applicable

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