This test is a highly sensitive and specific method to detect the presence of HIV-2 proviral DNA in the blood. The diagnosis of HIV should not rely solely upon the result of a PCR assay. A positive result should be considered together with clinical presentation and additional clinical tests. A negative PCR result indicates the absence of HIV-2 proviral DNA at detectable levels in the sample tests and does not exclude diagnosis of disease.
Individuals who have unprotected sex; Those who have been exposed to HIV in the previous 12 weeks; Those who have repeated reactive results on an HIV antibody screening test.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
STD Counseling is available for positive HIV results. This includes one of our doctor’s on staff calling you to notify you of your results, as well as some next action plans.
HIV-2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR – TC – 34977
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.