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HIV Combo Test Overview

HIV-1 RNA, a vital component of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1, is its genetic material. The HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 diagnostic test employs a comprehensive approach, integrating both Flow Cytometry and Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) techniques to detect and quantify human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) RNA in a patient's blood sample. This combination of methodologies enhances the accuracy and reliability of HIV diagnosis and monitoring. Flow Cytometry allows for the enumeration of CD4+ T lymphocytes, a key component of the immune system targeted by HIV, providing valuable information about the immune status of the individual. Concurrently, Real-Time PCR amplifies and quantifies HIV-1 RNA, offering a sensitive and specific measure of viral load. By combining these two diagnostic approaches, healthcare professionals can gain comprehensive insights into the progression of HIV infection, tailor treatment strategies, and monitor the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy. The HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 test serves as a powerful tool in the ongoing management and care of individuals living with HIV, facilitating timely interventions to optimize health outcomes.

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HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 with a clear pricing structure.

The HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 Price in Mumbai is ₹ 7,500 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Flow Cytometry allows for the enumeration of CD4+ T lymphocytes while Real-Time PCR amplifies and quantifies HIV-1 RNA.

HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 is done for several reasons, including:

  • Monitoring the effectiveness of HIV treatment
  • Assessing disease progression
  • Evaluating viral load and response to antiretroviral therapy
  • Determining when to start or change treatment
  • Testing newborns born to mothers with HIV

HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 is recommended in the following cases:

  • Confirming an HIV diagnosis
  • Monitoring individuals with known HIV infection
  • Evaluating pregnant women with HIV
  • Assessing newborns born to mothers with HIV

The normal range for HIV-1 RNA levels varies depending on the stage of infection and treatment. Abnormal results may indicate a higher viral load, which can affect treatment decisions. Your doctor will interpret the results in context with your medical history and other tests.

During the test:

  • A small sample of your blood and plasma will be collected using a needle.
  • The collection process is typically quick and may cause mild discomfort.
  • The samples will be sent to the laboratory for analysis.
  • The test uses flow cytometry and real-time PCR methods to measure the HIV-1 RNA levels.
  • Results are usually available the next day.

To prepare for the test:

  • No fasting or special diet is required.
  • Inform your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking.
  • Follow any specific instructions given by your doctor regarding the timing of medication doses.

Provide accurate clinical history, including previous HIV tests and treatment information.

Other tests that may be recommended alongside HIV-1 RNA Combo 1 include:

  • CD4 count: Measures the number of CD4 cells in your blood to evaluate immune function
  • Drug resistance testing: Determines if the virus has developed resistance to specific antiretroviral medications.

HIV viral load test or HIV RNA test

HIV/AIDS refers to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). HIV weakens the immune system, and if left untreated, it can progress to AIDS, a stage where the immune system is severely damaged, making individuals susceptible to opportunistic infections and other illnesses.

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