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HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore

Also known as HIV 1 & 2 Ab/Ag Duo
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 Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore


What is HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore?

An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test is an advanced screening test for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 & 2 antibodies and HIV p24 antigen. This test is done to detect the presence of the HIV 1 & 2 virus in the blood. The test helps in the early diagnosis if you suspect an accidental exposure to this virus or with someone who is infected and helps manage the disease.

What does HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test measure?

An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test simultaneously detects HIV p24 antigen and antibodies associated with HIV 1 & 2. The HIV p24 antigen is the most abundant HIV protein and its detection is used clinically to diagnose an HIV infection early on since HIV-specific antibodies are not detectable in a very recently acquired infection. 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.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore


Frequently Asked Questions about HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore

Q. Why is an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test performed?

An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test is performed to diagnose individuals suspected of acquiring HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection.

Q. What does an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test measure?

An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test detects antibodies against HIV 1 & 2 and also detects the HIV p24 antigen. This test can detect HIV infection as early as 18 to 45 days after the person has been exposed to the virus.

Q. Is there any risk associated with an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) 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. Rarely, some people may also experience slight swelling or bruising at the site of the needle prick. Applying ice 3-4 times a day for about a week may help reduce swelling and bruising. If it does not get better, consult your doctor.

Q. How is an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Can I book an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore?

Yes, you can book an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test is readily available in Bangalore. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

If you want to schedule an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test with Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. How can I get my HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test report from Tata 1mg?

The e-report of your HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test can be found on the Tata 1mg app in downloadable PDF form. This allows you to access your test results at convenience and securely share them with your healthcare provider for further consultation and guidance regarding your overall health. You can also opt for a hard copy of the reports at a minimal price.

Q. What is the cost of an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test at Tata 1mg Labs in Bangalore?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Bangalore. An HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 425.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of an HIV Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore?

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 Combo (Antigen And Antibody) Test in Bangalore are often provided in 18 hours.
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References

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  2. HIV Testing [Internet]. CDC; 09 Jun. 2022 [Accessed 04 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/index.html External Link
  3. HIV Treatment [Internet]. NIH; 11 Aug. 2021 [Accessed 04 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://hivinfo.nih.gov/understanding-hiv/fact-sheets/just-diagnosed-next-steps-after-testing-positive-hiv External Link
  4. Pebody R. HIV-1 and HIV-2 [Internet]. UK: Nam aidsmap; Jan. 2021 [Accessed 04 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/hiv-1-and-hiv-2 External Link
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  6. Bystryak S, Acharya C. Detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen in patients with varying degrees of viremia using an ELISA with a photochemical signal amplification system. Clin Chim Acta. 2016 May 1;456:128-136. [Accessed 04 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4934021/ External Link
  7. Weber B, Berger A, Rabenau H, Doerr HW. Evaluation of a new combined antigen and antibody human immunodeficiency virus screening assay, VIDAS HIV DUO Ultra. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Apr;40(4):1420-6. [Accessed 04 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC140346/ External Link

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