HIV 4th generation test looks for p24 antigen as well as antibodies for HIV 1 & 2.
The test is done after 4 weeks of suspected exposure and is very accurate. However, between day 14 and day 20, the p24 antigen starts appearing in the blood. Hence, a negative result for HIV Duo Combo during this period gives a lot of confidence.
For early detection and for confirmation RNA PCR tests for HIV 1 and HIV 2 can be done. Please click on "Book Now" to know more about each test
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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 mother to child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. HIV cannot be transmitted through other body fluids i.e. sweat, saliva, tears, and urine. If HIV left untreated for a long time, it can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which is a group of diseases in which lead to the continuing failure of the immune system, which is life-threatening infections.
It’s a screening test for HIV which can detect the presence of the HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus). The HIV (Human Immuno Deficiency Virus) test may detect Antibodies, Antigens and RNA.
Antibodies when in the presence of a virus, human body automatically create Antibodies.An HIVantibody test measures the existence of antibodies in reaction to the existence of HIV. Usually HIV antibody tests are ELISA (EIA) and Western Blot.
HIV antigen or P24 is a protein called p24 that is portion of virus and which appear 2 to 4 weeks after infection.
4th Generation HIV Test is a Combined of antigen/antibody tests called fourth generation HIV tests
Fourth generation HIV tests that looks for p24 antigen as well as antibodies for HIV 1 & 2. This test is very accurate after 4 weeks (one month) of suspected exposure.
The 4th generation HIV test accuracy, test capable to detect HIV earlier than previous testing protocols as it detects p24 antigens. The identification of p24 antigens in the blood indicates the actual presence of certain HIV virus proteins. This is direct evidence that the blood contains the HIV virus. 4th generation testing detects HIV as soon as two to three weeks after exposure.
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 equipment or think that you have been at risk some other way, it’s best to get tested immediately or contact 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 your baby.
Know 4th generation HIV test, If you’ve been exposed to HIV, antigens will show up in your blood before HIV antibodies are made. This test can usually find HIV within window period 2–6 weeks of infection. The HIV antibody/antigen test is one of the most common types of HIV tests.
Want to know how to get tested for aids so you should know Blood tests are the most common way to diagnose HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. These tests look for antibodies to the virus that are present in the blood of infected individuals. People exposed to the virus should get tested immediately. Because it can take from six weeks to six months to develop antibodies to the virus, follow-up tests may be needed.
We provide confidential testing services for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STDs/ STIs) across Pune including pre and post-test counselling.
Our test packages are highly customized and made by experts so that you get complete solution with a single sample. Based on the type of exposure, one can go for tests for various STDs like HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis, gonorrhoea, oral herpes, genital herpes, chlamydia, trichomonas and so on. We screen both blood and urine samples as per the requirement.
We offer a variety of HIV tests based on the window period post exposure. We provide HIV duo combo Test , HIV premium and HIV Early Detection test which cover RNA PCR test, p24 test, antigen-antibody test (3rd and 4th generation) and antibody test for HIV.
We also offer Full Body Health Check packages, pre- marriage test packages, male and female complete hormone test package, and pregnancy test package at the best possible price from our NABL / CAP accredited lab partners.
Our testing process is very simple and quick. Firstly, a sample is taken by phlebotomist which just takes 5 minutes, following which the sample is sent to the lab for processing. Once your report is ready, we send it on your Mail ID also receive post-test counselling by our experts Doctor that will expand your report.