At least 3 ml of EDTA blood (for children: including performing HIV viral load)
If an HIV viral load must be done see also instructions for HIV viral load
Blood can be stored and sent at temperature 20-25°C (within 24 h) or at 4-8°C (within 3 days after sampling) .
We only perform HIV DNA PCR for children (< 18 months) of HIV-seropositive mothers. For all other cases, contact the laboratory.
Children should be tested on day 0 (birth), after 1-2 month(s), and after 4-6 months.
If the child has not yet previously been tested for HIV with a DNA PCR, it is recommended that a HIV DNA PCR is requested between 3 and 18 months of age. HIV viral load will also be carried out on the samples of children < 18 months.
Samples must not be:
For more information see website ARL.
Info needed on the application:
5 working days
Yes (ISO 15189 – Belac 147-MED)
Laatste wijziging op: 17/01/2023