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HIV I & II Antibody Rapid

Original price was: ₹ 440.00.Current price is: ₹ 299.00.

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Serum, NA, Fasting or Non Fasting: As suggested by doctor

sample requiredSample Required:

This test typically requires a small blood sample, which is often obtained through a fingerstick or a simple blood draw from a vein in the arm. Some rapid HIV tests can use oral fluid (saliva) as a sample.

test timeTest Time:

Rapid HIV antibody tests provide results within 20 to 30 minutes from the time the sample is collected.

test normal rangeTest Normal Range:

The HIV I & II Antibody Rapid Test does not have a traditional “normal range” as it is not measuring a quantity but instead detecting the presence or absence of HIV antibodies.

what is the testWhat is the Test?

The HIV I & II Antibody Rapid Test is a screening test used to detect antibodies produced by the immune system in response to HIV infections. It is designed for quick and convenient testing and provides results on the spot.

test procedureTest Procedure:

The test involves the following steps:

Sample Collection: A blood sample (usually a fingerstick) or an oral fluid sample is collected.

Test Processing: The sample is added to a test device, and the results are usually visible within 20 to 30 minutes.

Results: A positive result indicates the presence of HIV antibodies, suggesting an HIV infection. A negative result means that no HIV antibodies were detected, but follow-up testing may be needed to confirm if exposure was recent.

who should take this testWhen to Take the Test:

The HIV I & II Antibody Rapid Test is taken when there is a suspicion of HIV infection, such as after potential exposure to the virus or as part of routine screening. It’s also used in some healthcare settings for rapid diagnosis.

when to take the testWho Should Take This Test:

Have engaged in high-risk behaviors (unprotected sex, sharing needles, etc.). Have had a potential exposure to HIV. Are seeking rapid HIV screening. Are pregnant (HIV testing is often part of prenatal care).

precautions for exceptional casesPrecautions for Exceptional Cases:

In cases of pregnancy, it’s essential to inform healthcare providers if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, as HIV testing is recommended during prenatal care to prevent mother-to-child transmission.


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q1: Is the rapid HIV antibody test accurate?

A: Rapid tests are highly accurate, but no test is infallible. A positive result on a rapid test should be confirmed with additional tests, such as Western blot or PCR tests, to minimize the chance of a false positive.

Q2: What if my rapid HIV test is positive?

A: A positive result suggests the presence of HIV antibodies. It’s crucial to follow up with confirmatory tests and seek medical care for further evaluation and treatment.

Q3: How soon after potential exposure can I take a rapid HIV test?

A: Rapid tests may not detect HIV immediately after exposure. It’s recommended to wait at least 2 to 4 weeks after potential exposure for more reliable results.

Q4: Can I use a home HIV test kit for rapid testing?

A: Yes, some home test kits are designed for rapid HIV testing. These kits allow you to collect your own sample and obtain results at home. Follow the instructions carefully, and if the result is positive, seek medical advice.

Q5: Can I get a false-negative result on a rapid HIV test?

A: Yes, especially if the test is taken too soon after potential exposure. It’s essential to understand the window period and consider follow-up testing if necessary, especially if high-risk behaviors continue.

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