Test Catalog

Test ID: HIVP    
HIV-1 DNA and RNA Qualitative Detection by PCR, Plasma

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

Virologic detection of HIV-1 infection in infants younger than 18 months of age (an age group for which serologic tests are unreliable) born to HIV-1-infected mothers


Early detection of acute HIV-1 infection in children and adults who may be receiving combination antiretroviral prophylaxis or preemptive treatment


Determining eradication of HIV-1 in individuals receiving combination highly active antiretroviral therapies

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 Prenatal Testing Algorithm, Including Follow-up of Reactive Rapid Serologic Test Results

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 Polymerase Chain Reaction (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 DNA / RNA Qualitative, P

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

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HIV DNA Detection
HIV-1 DNA Qualitative
HIV-1 Proviral DNA
HIV-1 RNA Detection
HIV-1 RNA Qualitative
HIV-1 Qualitative