Test Code: SHIV1Q

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) type 1, Quantitative PCR

Test Methodology:

This test is aimed to detect Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA by the real-time PCR. The HIV-1 detection is based on the duplex detection of a specific conservative region for all variants of the HIV-1 virus from the M group (including groups N and O) and for the virus CRF variants which maximize sensitivity and specificity for such detection. The detection is performed by the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and the measuring of the amplification product concentration growth using fluorescence labelled probes.

Specimen Required: 

6ml EDTA Blood

Turnaround Time : 

Maximum to 3 days