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Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) Real-time PCR (Nongraphical) Blood Test; HIV Viral Load, Quantitative

This test is intended for use as an aid in the management of HIV-1 infected patients and is not intended for use in the initial diagnosis or confirmation of HIV-1 infection.

Test Code: 550430

Also Known As: HIV-1 Plasma Viremia;HIV-1 RNA by Real-time PCR, Quantitative

Methodology: Cobas® AmpliPrep/Cobas® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test, Version 2.0

Preparation: No fasting required.

Test Results: 7-8 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients. The test can be used to assess patient prognosis by measuring the baseline HIV-1 RNA level or to monitor the effects of antiretroviral therapy by measuring changes in EDTA plasma HIV-1 RNA levels during the course of antiretroviral treatment.
This test is not intended for use as a screening test for the presence of HIV-1 in blood or blood products or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.

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