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Test Code: HIVPCR
Description: Viral load tests measure the amount of HIV-1 RNA present in the bloodstream. Results of this test are given in copies per milliliter (mL) of blood. Viral Load RNA is the genetic material of HIV. Measuring the genetic material of the virus is the most direct way to measure the virus. An undetectable viral load is any HIV RNA amount less than 50 copies.
Indications: Monitor the status of HIV disease or screen for infection in newborns.


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