HIV-1 RNA (viral load)


HIV-1 RNA (viral load)

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation



Please only request if HIV Serology screening is positive.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

Samples should be received <24 hours after collection, and ideally within 4 hours. If there are delays the sample should be separated and stored at -80°C

Sample type

2 x EDTA Plasma

Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

15 days

If UKAS Accredited Test indicate at which site