|Quantitative Vs Ultra
Jun 7, 2000
My Dr ordered a Ultra Viral Load test how is this different from the Quantitative Viral Load test?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Both are quantitative tests, that is they give a specific number for the viral load. Qualitative tests are just yes or no that viral load is present or not. The ultra test has a lower copy limit of detection of 50 copies/ml. A regular quantitative test has a lower copy limit of 400 copies/ml. Thus, the ultra is more sensitive. MH
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