For some patients earlier diagnosis of HIV infection is important. Xpert HIV-1 Qual is a qualitative test that provides molecular testing for earlier diagnosis (from 10 days). (Cepheid)

For patients on treatment for HIV

Xpert HIV-1 Viral Load accommodates rapid testing and measurement of blood plasma HIV-1 RNA concentration (HIV viral load/40 copies/ml). This is the established standard of care in assessing HIV-positive patient prognosis and response to antiretroviral therapy. Assessment of viral load levels is a strong predictor of the rate of disease progression either by itself or in combination with CD4 T-cell counts.

 

NEW

Rapid Xpert HIV-1 RNA Qualitative 
Early detection from 10 days

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Sample Reqs

Turnaround

LHIV

A EDTA whole blood (100 μl)

4 hours

Special instructions

Samples must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of sample taking. If sending to the laboratory overnight please ensure that the TIME and DATE of sample taking are clearly shown on the request form. FOR LABORATORY USE: Samples stored at 2 - 8°C may be received in the laboratory within 72 hours of sample taking.

 

NEW

Rapid Xpert HIV-1 RNA Viral Load
Rapid Testing for HIV-Positive patient prognosis and response to antiretroviral therapy

Code

Sample Reqs

Turnaround

RHIV

A EDTA whole blood (1.5 mls)

4 hours

Special instructions

Samples must be received in the laboratory within 24 hours of sample taking. If sending to the laboratory overnight please ensure that the TIME and DATE of sample taking are clearly shown on the request form. FOR LABORATORY USE: Samples stored at 2 - 8°C may be received in the laboratory within 72 hours of sample taking.