Have you had any exposure with someone? Or are you facing any sexual health issues? The right way to ensure that you are safe, is to get tested now. For reliable and accurate testing, look for nearest HIV testing centres or book a hiv test online where you can get same day hiv test results in your mailbox.
The HIV 4th generation test looks for the p24 antigen as well as the antibodies to HIV 1 & 2. The test is done at or after 4 weeks of suspected exposure and is very accurate. However, between 14 to 20 days, the p24 antigen starts appearing in the blood.
If you are looking for a fully confidential HIV test in Kochi, here is the full list of the HIV test prices in Kochi with the booking option. You can click on "Book Now" to know more about each of the HIV Tests. With confidential or anonymous HIV testing at best HIV test cost, HIV/AIDS/STD test Kochi had never been so comfortable.
|HIV Tests||HIV Test Price/Cost||Book HIV Test|
|HIV Duo Combo in Kochi||999||Book Now|
|HIV Early Detection in Kochi||3999||Book Now|
|HIV Early Detection Premium in Kochi||7999||Book Now|
|HIV Test (cd4 count and viral load test) in Kochi||4999||Book Now|
|3H profile in Kochi||1499||Book Now|
|HIV Test in Kochi||799||Book Now|
|Western Blot for HIV in Kochi||2999||Book Now|
|RNA PCR for HIV 2 in Kochi||3999||Book Now|
We offer a variety of HIV tests in Kochi based on the window period post the exposure. We provide the HIV duo combo Test , HIV Early and HIV Premium Detection test which cover the RNA PCR test, p24 antigen test, antigen-antibody test(4th generation) and antibody test(3rd generation) for HIV at the best HIV test price in Kochi.
The HIV 4th generation test looks for the p24 antigen as well as the antibodies to HIV 1 & 2. The test is done after 4 weeks of suspected exposure and is very accurate. The 4th generation HIV test accuracy at 4 weeks is the highest and is thus, highly conclusive. However, between 14 to 20 days, the p24 antigen starts appearing in the blood. The 4th generation HIV test at 21 days or at 5 weeks is also, highly accurate. Hence, a negative result of the HIV Duo Combo during this period can give an assurance of one's wellbeing.
Many HIV-positive people are unaware that they are infected with the virus. If you think you may have been exposed to HIV, get an HIV test. Most people infected with HIV develop specific antibodies (i.e. seroconvert)
within three to twelve weeks of the initial infection.
Some of the test doctors can advice you are:
|HIV tests||They are tested for?||Window period||How long for the results?||Specificity & Sensitivity|
|ELISA antibody tests||HIV antibodies||3 months||Between 1 to 2 days||High|
|ELISA combined antigen/antibody test||HIV antibodies & p24 antigens||15 days to 21 days||2 days||High|
|HIV RNA PCR||HIV antibodies||Minimum 10 days||5-6 days||High|
HIV-1 testing is initially by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to detect antibodies to HIV-1 Specimens with a reactive ELISA, results are retested in duplicate. If the result of any of the duplicate test is reactive, the sample is reported as repeatedly reactive and undergoes confirmatory testing with western blot or IFA. Only specimens that are repeatedly reactive are considered HIV-positive and indicative of HIV infection
The Viral load for HIV is a measure of the amount or quantity of HIV present in 1 ml of blood. Book your CD4 count and viral load test. This is used to monitor the efficacy of therapy when a person is taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV. For early detection and for conformation, RNA PCR tests can be done.
We also offer Full Body Health Check Up packages, Pre- marriage test packages, Male and Female complete hormone test packages, and Pregnancy test package at the best possible price from our NABL / CAP accredited lab partners.
The Viral load for HIV is a measure of the amount or quantity of HIV present in 1 ml of blood. Book your CD4 count and viral load test. This is used to monitor the efficacy of therapy when a person is taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV. For early detection and for confirmation, RNA PCR tests can be done.
We also offer Full Body Health Check Up packages, Pre- marriage test packages, Male and Female complete hormone test packages, and Pregnancy test package at the best possible price from our NABL / CAP accredited lab partners
Our HIV tests included parameters are- PCR RNA for HIV 1, PCR RNA for HIV 2, p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV 1 & HIV 2, Anti-HCV (Hepatitis C), Elisa for HIV 1 & 2 (HIV/AIDS), HBsAg (Hepatitis B), Viral load for HIV 1, Absolute CD4 count, Western Blot which detects antibodies to HIV 1 & 2. HIV test online booking helps you check the types of HIV tests and their accuracy with the costs and choose accordingly. You can compare the HIV PCR RNA test cost and its accuracy, HIV combo test accuracy and its cost, price for cd4 count test, cost for HIV ELISA test, HIV western blot test price, HIV HBsAG cost as well as cost of Nucleic acid test (NAT) for HIV.
HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a retrovirus that causes HIV infection. It is usually spread through unprotected sex including anal and oral sex. There are other routes to spread the infection i.e. contaminated blood transfusions of the infected person, unclean infected hypodermic needles, and from the mother to child during pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. HIV cannot be transmitted through other body fluids i.e. sweat, saliva, tears, and urine. If HIV is left untreated for a long time, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which is a group of symptoms in which there is severe damage of the immune system and which has life-threatening implications.
In the presence of a virus, the human body automatically creates Antibodies. An HIV antibody test detects the existence of antibodies in reaction to the presence of HIV. Usually the HIV antibody tests are ELISA (EIA) and Western Blot.
The HIV antigen or the p24 is a protein called p24 that is a portion of the HIV virus and which appears 2 to 4 weeks after infection.
The 4th generation HIV test is a combined antigen/antibody test.
The 4th generation HIV test looks for the p24 antigen as well as antibodies to HIV 1 and 2. This test is very accurate at and after 4 weeks(1 month) of suspected exposure.
The 4th generation HIV test is highly accurate. The test is able to detect HIV earlier than previous HIV tests as it detects the p24 antigen. The identification of the p24 antigen in the blood indicates the actual presence of a certain HIV virus protein. This is direct evidence that the blood contains the HIV virus. The 4th generation testing detects HIV as early as two to three weeks after exposure.
Nucleic acid test or NAT test for HIV is the test that checks for the HIV virus in the body i.e. the viral load rather than antibodies that take a few days or weeks to develop. And since it doesn’t wait for the antibodies to develop, it can detect HIV as early as 10 days after exposure. The test is highly accurate too but as the Cost of NAT HIV test is high, it is not usually recommended.
The 3rd generation test that detects only HIV- antibody can be done at 4 weeks of possible exposure and the test accuracy is about 95% after about 3months of exposure and not conclusive. It must be followed by a repeat test at 6 months for confirmation of diagnosis.
If you are thinking when to check for hiv/when to get tested for hiv, so remember, if you have had unprotected sex, shared injecting drug equipment or think that you may have been at risk some other way, it’s best to get tested immediately or contact a healthcare professional for further guidance. It’s important to test for HIV during pregnancy to know your status and avoid passing the virus on to you baby.
If you have been exposed, the antigens will show up in your blood before the HIV antibodies. The 4th generation HIV test can usually detect HIV within a window period of 2 to 6 weeks of infection. The HIV antigen/antibody test is one of the most common types of HIV tests.
The 4th generation combo tests are found to be most accurate, if done at 4-5 weeks of suspected exposure.
If you want to know how to get tested for AIDS, you should know that blood tests are the most common way to diagnose HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. These tests look for the antibodies to the virus that are present in the blood of infected individuals. People exposed to the virus should get tested immediately. As it can take from 6 weeks to 6 months to develop antibodies to the virus, follow-up tests may be needed.
We provide complete AIDS checkup with our HIV/AIDS test package including AIDS blood test at reliable AIDS testing centres near me in Kochi followed by counselling by our HIV specialists. Early detection HIV tests, HIV testing kit, pregnancy test in Kochi are all available just a click away.
One can search for HIV testing labs nearby with the cheapest HIV testing and highest accuracy and confidential HIV testing to choose the right one for you or opt for HIV test online booking for testing within the confines of your home.
Our HIV testing process is very simple and quick. Firstly, a sample is taken by the phlebotomist which just takes 5 minutes, following which the sample is sent to the lab for processing. Once your report is ready, we will send it on your Mail ID and you will also receive Post-test counselling by our expert doctors who will explain your report. This, the HIV test price in Kochi includes testing as well as counselling by experts.