|HIV DNA test
Jul 28, 2013
Hi Doctor, I have received my lab report for HIV DNA test and I am very puzzled with the test description : "DNA extraction from white blood cells and PCR of a fragment within the P24 antigen region of HIV1" I went through hundreds of posts on the internet and have never found any link between HIV DNA and P24
would you kindly just give me more information ? Is it a reliable test or shall I test in another lab?
Thank you in advance for your help...
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
P24 antigen or the HIV gag gene is commonly used for PCR based assays to test for the presence of the HIV virus.
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