This test measures how much human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) genetic material is in your blood. It is also known as a “viral load”.
This test measure how much human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) genetic material is in your blood. It is also known as a “viral load”.
Your healthcare provider may order this test if you have been diagnosed with HIV infection and they want to check:
When monitoring the labs of an HIV patient, changes in their viral load over time are often more important than a single test result.
In an adult, the blood sample is taken from a vein in the arm.
This care path's costs do not include the charge to draw blood from a vein (venipuncture). There will only be one charge to draw blood, even if multiple tests are being performed on the samples that are taken.
What should I ask my healthcare provider before having this test?
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