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Test ID: HIVQU    
HIV-1 RNA Quantification, Plasma

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in HIV-1-infected patients:

-Before initiating anti-HIV-1 drug therapy (baseline viral load)

-Who may have developed HIV-1 drug resistance while on anti-HIV-1 therapy

-Who may be noncompliant with anti-HIV-1 drug therapy

 

Monitoring HIV-1 disease progression while on or off anti-HIV-1 drug therapy

 

Evaluating infants <18 months of age born to HIV-infected mothers

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Treatment Monitoring Algorithm

-HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay) Including Follow-up of Reactive HIV Rapid Serologic Test Results

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HIV-1 RNA Quantification, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1) RNA, Viral Load
HIV-1 PCR
HIV-1 Quantitation, PCR
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, PCR
PCR, HIV-1 Quantitation
Viral Load
Viral Load, HIV-1 RNA