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HIV 1 & 2 Duo

Service Details

ThIs test detects antibodies to the HIV 1 and 2 strains of the virus, and also detects the p24 antigen. This antibody / antigen detection is why it is called a “Duo” test. An antigen is a foreign substance that triggers the body to create antibodies. During a HIV infection, the foreign substance is the p24 antigen released into the body by the HIV virus. This antigen will trigger the creation of antibodies that will try to fight the infection. The p24 antigen becomes detectable in the infected persons blood during the first two to three weeks after exposure. The p24 antigen is the first marker of HIV being present in the body. Because of its ability to detect the p24 antigen, this test is used for diagnosing HIV much earlier in the course of an infection, as it can detect signs of an infection before any antibodies appear. Results in 1 business day. PLEASE NOTICE: You are required to fast 10 hours before your scheduled appointment. You may drink water as normal.

  • 80 euros
  • Bloodworks Skerries

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To cancel or reschedule, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

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