A service provided by the BC Centre for Disease Control
My laboratory hiv test came back as soon as 2 hours. I am scared that they did not test me at all ..... What is the time for a 4th generation hiv test to perform ? Thanks

Hi

It actually doesn’t take long to perform a HIV blood test depending on what method is being used.

I don’t know where you got the test done but I have worked in some places where they offer quick turnaround times, they usually have the lab close by and have worked out a fast track system so people can get their results faster.

In our clinics we do not have a fast track process for HIV testing as we have HIV INSTI tests which are a point of care test we use in the clinics that give us a result straight away.

Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

For other readers, please feel free to leave a comment, or let us know if this was helpful.

This answer was posted on March 3, 2016

Was this helpful? Please tell us why
Categories: STI Testing
Search more on: HIV
My laboratory hiv test came back as soon as 2 hours. I am scared that they did not test me at all ..... What is the time for a 4th generation hiv test to perform ? Thanks

Hi

It actually doesn’t take long to perform a HIV blood test depending on what method is being used.

I don’t know where you got the test done but I have worked in some places where they offer quick turnaround times, they usually have the lab close by and have worked out a fast track system so people can get their results faster.

In our clinics we do not have a fast track process for HIV testing as we have HIV INSTI tests which are a point of care test we use in the clinics that give us a result straight away.

Please leave a comment to let us know if this answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

For other readers, please feel free to leave a comment, or let us know if this was helpful.

This answer was posted on March 3, 2016

Was this helpful? Please tell us why
Categories: STI Testing
Search more on: HIV

Community comments

No comments yet.

Add a comment

Log in or register to post comments