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HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative)

Also known as HIV 1 Viral Load
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  2. A duly filled Consent form for HIV testing & Pre-test counselling (Annexure - CR/01) is mandatory.

Understanding HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative)

What is HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative)?

HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative) test is a quantitative test that measures the amount (viral load) of HIV viral RNA in human EDTA plasma or blood by molecular methods. It helps to monitor the progress of the disease and ongoing treatment of HIV infection. This test helps determine the baseline HIV-1 RNA level or helps in monitoring the impact of antiretroviral treatment by measuring changes in HIV-1 RNA levels during the treatment with ART.


It is important to note that HIV-1 Viral load by Taqman Plasma (Quantitative) cannot be considered as a screening test for the presence of HIV-1 in blood or as a diagnostic test to ascertain the presence of HIV-1 infection.


What is HIV?

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks your immune system cells and weakens your ability to fight infections. It spreads through unprotected sex, sharing needles, from mother to newborn during childbirth or breastfeeding, and via blood transfusions. HIV can be managed with antiretroviral therapy (ART), which reduces viral load and prevents transmission. Without treatment, HIV can progress to AIDS, which can be fatal. Avoiding unprotected sex and contaminated needles can help in preventing the infection.

What is HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative) used for?

The HIV Viral Load test is performed as routine when the patient is first diagnosed HIV positive, and subsequently it is performed at regular intervals to determine the efficacy of the treatment.

Interpreting HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative) results


The HIV Viral Load results are reported in terms of number of copies of HIV in each ml of blood.
• >1,00,000 copies/ml: High viral load
• <10,000 copies/ml: Low viral load
• <20 copies/ml: Undetectable viral load

HIV-1 RNA Viral load by Taqman RT PCR (Quantitative) test price for other cities

Price inBangaloreRs. 4790
Price inMumbaiRs. 4790
Price inHyderabadRs. 4790
Price inGurgaonRs. 4790
Price inThaneRs. 4790
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