HIV RT PCR QUALITATIVE DNA test lab cost 4000.00 /- Rs

HIV RT PCR QUALITATIVE DNA Test

HIV RT PCR QUALITATIVE

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Test Cost: 4000.00 /- Rs
Sample Type: Peripheral blood/Plasma/Serum/Tissue/Body Fluids/Amniotic fluid/Cervical swab EDTA vacutainer-3ml peripheral blood,plasma,serum; Sterile container with Normal saline-tissues; Sterile container-Body fl
HIV RT PCR QUALITATIVE Test Description HIV RT PCR QUALITATIVE PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This test looks directly for HIV in blood. It has the shortest potential window period and can be used from 3 days to 4 weeks after an exposure.After infection, viral load is usually very high within the first 4 weeks and so this test can be used to confirm a suspected early infection if someone has symptoms.

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HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifically the CD4 cells, often called T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. These special cells help the immune system fight off infections. Untreated, HIV reduces the number of CD4 cells (T cells) in the body. This damage to the immune system makes it harder and harder for the body to fight off infections and some other diseases. Opportunistic infections or cancers take advantage of a very weak immune system and signal that the person has AIDS. 

How long after a possible exposure should I wait before being tested?

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This test looks directly for HIV in blood. It has the shortest potential window period and can be used from 3 days to 4 weeks after an exposure. 

What is the window period for HIV in India?

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are used to detect HIV's genetic material, called RNA. These tests can be used to screen the donated blood supply and to detect very early infections before antibodies have developed. This test may be performed just days or weeks after exposure to HIV.

Why HIV DNA PCR Qualitative?

After infection, viral load is usually very high within the first four weeks and so this test can be used to confirm a suspected early infection if someone has symptoms.

If symptoms are related to HIV, then the viral load test will be positive. HIV symptoms are related to viral load.

However, some people have undetectable viral load without treatment, so a negative result does not guarantee that you do not have the virus.

In adults, viral load tests are only usually offered when there is both:

  1. A recent high risk exposure (ie condom break with a known HIV positive partner who is not on treatment); and
  2. Symptoms of HIV infection (fever, extreme tiredness, heavy ‘flu-like illness etc).

How Can You Tell if You Have HIV?

You cannot rely on symptoms to tell whether you have HIV. The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Knowing your status is important because it helps you make healthy decisions to prevent getting or transmitting HIV.

However, if you think you may have been exposed to HIV and could be in the early stage of HIV infection, get an HIV test. Most HIV tests detect antibodies (proteins your body makes as a reaction against the presence of HIV), not HIV itself. But it can take a few weeks or longer for your body to produce these antibodies. Some places use HIV tests that can detect acute and recent infections, but others do not.

PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction. This test looks directly for HIV in blood. It has the shortest potential window period and can be used from 3 days to 4 weeks after an exposure.

 So be sure to let your testing site know if you think you may have recently infected with HIV. Test that detects acute infection look for HIV RNA.

After you get tested, it’s important to find out the result of your test. If you’re HIV-positive, you should see a doctor and start HIV treatment as soon as possible.  You are at high risk of transmitting HIV to others during the early stage of HIV infection, even if you have no symptoms. For this reason, it is very important to take steps to reduce your risk of transmission. If you’re HIV-negative, explore HIV-prevention options, like pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), that can help you stay negative. 

How HIV DNA test gets tested?

HIV is diagnosed by testing your blood. Some HIV tests aren't accurate immediately after infection because it takes time for your body to produce antibodies to the virus.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests are used to detect HIV's genetic material, called RNA. These tests can be used to screen the donated blood supply and to detect very early infections before antibodies have been developed.

HIV PCR test may be performed just days or weeks after exposure to HIV. The DNA test (properly known as NAAT, for nucleic acid amplification testing) looks for HIV directly, and can detect its presence much earlier than the antibody test. (This test is very similar to the viral load test used to monitor whether an HIV-infected patient's medications are controlling the virus.)

Why HIV DNA PCR Qualitative?

qualitative PCR test, known as the PCR-DNA test, looks for the presence of the virus, but does not measure the amount found. This is a useful test for detecting infection in infants because it will detect a virus before the viral load is present.