HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR
To determine the HIV infection status in a. Infants born to HIV positive mothers b. Individuals whose HIV screening test by EIA/MEIA is reactive, but whose status is indeterminate or inconclusive by Western blot c. High-risk individuals with a negative serological screen and a history of recent exposure
This test is able to detect HIV-1 group M subtypes and HIV-1 group N & O.
3 ml of whole blood collected in EDTA anticoagulant only
Samples should be transported and stored at 2-8 oC (do not freeze) and should reach the testing laboratory within 48 hours of collection for whole blood processing (i.e. HIV-1 proviral DNA and HIV-1 RNA detection).
Real-time Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Roche COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test version 2.0.
Detected, Not Detected or Inconclusive
1 - 5 days
Tuesdays and Fridays (except public holidays)
Please note this test may not detect new variants of HIV-1. It also does not detect HIV-2 viruses.
16 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
Lab will be replacing the existing Roche Amplicor HIV-1 Proviral DNA PCR Test, with this new assay Roche COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 Qualitative Test w.e.f 16.11.12
15 Jan 2013 09:10 AM
Turnaround Time, Storage and Transportation, Day(s) Test Set-Up have been last updated on 15/01/13.
24 Apr 2015 10:15 AM
Method has been last updated on 24/04/15.