Test Catalog

Test ID: HIVQN    
HIV-1 RNA Detection and Quantification, Plasma

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in individuals with acute or early HIV-1 infection


Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in infants under 18 months of age born to mothers living with HIV-1


Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in individuals living with HIV-1:

-Before initiating anti-HIV-1 drug therapy (baseline viral load)

-Who may have developed HIV-1 drug resistance while on anti-HIV-1 therapy

-Who may be noncompliant with anti-HIV-1 drug therapy


Monitoring HIV-1 disease progression before or during antiretroviral drug therapy

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth-Generation Screening Assay), Including Neonatal Testing and Follow-up of Reactive Rapid Serologic Test Results

-HIV Treatment Monitoring Algorithm

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HIV-1 RNA Detect/Quant, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1) RNA, Viral Load
HIV-1 Quantitation, PCR
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, PCR
PCR, HIV-1 Quantitation
HIV viral load
HIV-1 viral load