This is the most sensitive screening test for HIV currently available.
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NOTE: This test can also be purchased as part of our Sexually Transmitted Infections panel.
PREPARATION: No fasting or other special preparation is needed for this test.
What does this test do?
This test detects the presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) circulating in the bloodstream.
Why is this important?
If left untreated, HIV infection can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which is fatal in most cases.
What do the results mean?
A positive result with this test indicates infection with the HIV virus. Any positive test results will be followed by additional, confirmatory testing at an additional charge.