HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test

HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test

Disease: Genetics

Method: End Point PCR

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Sample Types
  • Blood
  • Results in : 7 days
  • Test Cost: 5,000.00/- Rs

HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test Cost 5000 Rs


Test type General Physician
Pre-test Information HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.
Report Delivery 7 days
Components EDTA Vacutainer (2ml)
Price ₹ 5000
Method End Point PCR

HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test Details


Short Description

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 exposure. 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.

Test Specifications

  • Speciality: General Physician

  • Components: EDTA Vacutainer (2ml)

  • Department:

  • Shipping Stability: Cool pack

PreTest Information

HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.

Detail Description

HIV:

HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people’s defence against many infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys and impairs the function of immune cells, infected individuals gradually become immunodeficient. CD4 cell count typically measures immune function.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection.

Primary infection (Acute HIV):

Possible signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches and joint pain
  • Rash
  • Sore throat and painful mouth sores
  • Swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Cough
  • Night sweats

Clinical latent infection (Chronic HIV):

In this stage of infection, HIV is still present in the body and in white blood cells. However, many people may not have any symptoms or infections during this time. This stage can last for many years if you’re not receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Some people develop more severe diseases much sooner.

Symptomatic HIV infection:

Possible signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • Oral yeast infection (thrush)
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Pneumonia

Progression to AIDS:

Possible Signs and Symptoms include:

  • Sweats
  • Chills
  • Recurring fever
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Persistent white spots or unusual lesions on your tongue or in your mouth
  • Persistent, unexplained fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss
  • Skin rashes or bumps

What does the HIV PCR test cost?

HIV PCR Test costs 5000 Rs for Qualitative Test.

Causes:

HIV is a variation of a virus that infects African chimpanzees. Scientists suspect the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) jumped from chimps to humans when people consumed infected chimpanzee meat. Once inside the human population, the virus mutated into what we now know as HIV. This likely occurred as long ago as the 1920s.

HIV spread from person to person throughout Africa over the course of several decades. Eventually, the virus migrated to other parts of the world. Scientists first discovered HIV in a human blood sample in 1959.

Diagnosis for HIV:

The most common test for HIV Tests are Antibody/ Antigen tests but the accuracy of these tests are less than PCR Tests. HIV DNA PCR Test might be expensive than antibody/antigen tests but are 99% accurate. 

Treatment:

Treatment should begin as soon as possible after a diagnosis of HIV, regardless of viral load. The main treatment for HIV is antiretroviral therapy, a combination of daily medications that stop the virus from reproducing. This helps protect CD4 cells, keeping the immune system strong enough to fight off disease.

Antiretroviral therapy helps keep HIV from progressing to AIDS. It also helps reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others. When treatment is effective, the viral load will be “undetectable.” The person still has HIV, but the virus is not visible in test results.

More than 25 antiretroviral therapy medications are approved to treat HIV. They work to prevent HIV from reproducing and destroying CD4 cells, which help the immune system fight infection.2

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the cost of HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test?

    Cost of HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test is 5000 Rs

    HIV RNA PCR Qualitative Test Price in India ₹ 5000
  • What Is HIV?

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and diseases. It is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex.

  • How Do I Know If I Have HIV?

    The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Testing is relatively simple. You can ask your health care provider for an HIV test. Many medical clinics, substance abuse programs, community health centres, and hospitals offer them too. You can also buy a home testing kit at a pharmacy or online.

  • What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

    The first signs of HIV infection may be flu-like symptoms:

    Chills Rash

    Night sweats

    Muscle aches Sore throat Fatigue

    Swollen lymph nodes

    Mouth ulcers

  • How does HIV become AIDS?

    It destroys CD4 T cells white blood cells that play a large role in helping your body fight disease. The fewer CD4 T cells you have, the weaker your immune system becomes. You can have an infection, with few or no symptoms, for years before it turns into is diagnosed when the CD4 T cell count falls below 200 or you have an -defining complication, such as serious infection or cancer.

  • Can HIV/AIDS be prevented?

    You can reduce the risk of spreading HIV by

    Getting tested for HIV

    Choosing less risky sexual behaviours. This includes limiting the number of sexual partners you have and using latex condoms every time you have sex. If your or your partner is allergic to latex, you can use polyurethane condoms.

  • When to see a doctor?

    If you think you may have been infected with or are at risk of contracting the virus, see a doctor as soon as possible.

  • What is the Cost of HIV?

    HIV detection costs 5000 Rs

  • How many days does it take for reports?

    Reports will take 8-10 days

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