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HIV-1 DNA PCR, Panel
(Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1, Qualitative DNA PCR with HIV-1 Antibodies, ICMA)
Nobel Prize-winning PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) technology.
Measures as little as 10 pro-viral DNA copies/mL of blood.
3-7 business days.
Early detection of HIV infection (before 3 months).
Testing children under one year of age for HIV infection.
Assisting in clarifying confusing test results, such as repeated indeterminate antibody results.
To identify infection in people with severely compromised immune systems.
HIV Virus Transmission:
HIV is primarily transmitted through exposure to infected blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and/or breast milk. People at higher risk for contracting HIV include:
Men who have sex with men.
Those who have sex with multiple partners. Individuals having unprotected anal sex are at a significantly higher risk for infection.
People who use intravenous drugs.
Other less likely means of transmission include:
Sharing personal items (razors, toothbrushes, etc.) with an HIV-infected person.
Receiving infected blood through a blood transfusion or organ donation. Incidence of this has decreased since the implementation of blood screening technology.
Reliable results days or weeks after infection. This HIV PCR test is conclusive 28 days post-exposure (Currently there are no tests in existence that can definitively rule out exposure before 28 days.)
How it Works
1. Make the Call
to discuss testing arrangements and find the nearest location. We can make sure you are not testing too early or taking tests that you may not need.
2. Get Tested
Get tested. Have specimen collected confidentially as soon as the same day you call.
3. Get Results
Talk to a real person and get test results as early as the next morning. We can answer your questions and provide an official lab report.
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