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HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid in Navi Mumbai

Also known as HIV 1 & 2 Antibody-Rapid, HIV 1 and 2 card test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.
  2. A duly filled Consent form for HIV testing & Pre-test counselling (Annexure - CR/01) is mandatory.

Understanding HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid in Navi Mumbai


What is HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid in Navi Mumbai?

An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test detects human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1 and HIV-2) antibodies in the blood and is available at an affordable price in Navi Mumbai with Tata 1mg labs. This test detects the antibodies after 3-12 weeks of exposure to HIV; therefore, it cannot be used as a screening test. For the first few weeks after an HIV infection, the level of antigen (HIV) increases in the blood, and after 2-8 weeks, the body starts producing antibodies against these antigens. An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test detects antibodies at this time, as after this, both the antigen and antibody levels in the blood fall. 

Your doctor may advise this HIV antibody test if you show symptoms of HIV infection, such as sudden weight loss, night sweats, extreme tiredness, swollen lymph nodes, white spots in your mouth, pneumonia, forgetfulness, depression, etc. An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test also helps assess an individual's risk of HIV infection, particularly those with known risk factors, such as engaging in unprotected sex, sharing needles for drug use, or having sexual partners with HIV. This test also helps to differentiate between HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection.

A duly filled consent form is mandatory for sample collection. However, no other special preparations are required for HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test. You can eat or drink as per your daily routine.

What does HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid measure?

An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid detects HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in the blood and confirms the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV-1 was discovered first and is the most widespread, whereas HIV-2 is more than 55% genetically different from HIV-1. The transmission rate of HIV-2 is also slower than HIV-1. This test also helps to differentiate between the two HIV infections. However, due to high cross-reactivity between the two subtypes, confirmation tests such as western blot or PCR must be performed.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid in Navi Mumbai


Frequently Asked Questions about HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid in Navi Mumbai

Q. What is an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test?

An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test is a diagnostic tool used to detect HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies, the primary strains of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Q. What are the different types of HIV tests?

There are 3 types of HIV tests, namely Antibody test, Antigen/Antibody test, and Nucleic acid test.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test?

There is usually no risk associated with this test. However, some people may feel a slight sting when a needle is pricked and may experience some bleeding that is normal and usually not bothersome. Some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times daily for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. How soon can an HIV infection be detected by a blood test?

HIV infection can typically be detected by a blood test within a few weeks to a few months after exposure, depending on the type of HIV test used. Some common types of HIV tests and their detection window include: a). An Antibody test can typically detect HIV antibodies within 3 to 12 weeks (even longer in some cases). b). An Antigen/Antibody test can detect the infection after 2 to 6 weeks of exposure. c). A Nucleic Acid test is one of the earliest tests available for detecting HIV infection. It can detect HIV’s RNA (genetic material) within days to a few weeks. d). HIV self-test kits have a detection window of 3 to 12 weeks post-exposure.

Q. Can I test for an HIV infection at home?

Yes, you can test for an HIV infection at home. Tata 1mg offers an HIV self-test kit to check for an infection.

Q. How soon after potential exposure can an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test detect infection?

Typically, it takes a few weeks to a few months for the body to produce detectable levels of antibodies. Testing during this period may result in a false negative, so follow-up testing is often recommended.

Q. When should I get tested with an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test?

You can take this test if you've engaged in activities that may have exposed you to HIV, such as unprotected sex or sharing needles, or if you are pregnant as part of routine prenatal care.

Q. Can I schedule an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test online in Navi Mumbai near me?

Yes. In Navi Mumbai, you can schedule an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test near you with Tata 1mg Labs. The test is easy to book, cost-effective, and available with a comprehensive report.

Q. Is home sample collection possible for an HIV Antibody test in Navi Mumbai?

Yes, home sample collection is possible for an HIV Antibody test in Navi Mumbai with Tata 1mg Labs. You can also choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I book an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs in Navi Mumbai?

The booking process for an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test with Tata 1mg Labs in Navi Mumbai is straightforward and hassle-free. Follow these steps to schedule a test online: 1). Go to the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add your preferred test to the shopping cart. 3). Choose a time and day that works for you as long as you also take the essential prerequisites into account. 4). A confirmation notification will be sent to you with all the details once the booking is complete.

Q. What is the cost of an HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test in Navi Mumbai?

Tata 1mg Labs allows you to book tests at an affordable price in Navi Mumbai. An HIV 1 And 2 Antibody, Rapid test can be booked at a pocket-friendly budget of Rs. 399.

Q. How long does it take Tata 1mg Labs to provide the reports of an HIV Antibody test in Navi Mumbai?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of an HIV Antibody test in Navi Mumbai are often provided in 15 hours.
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