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HIV Multiplex Testing

Test just 10 days after

  • Peace of mind with highly accurate testing
  • Taking care of yourself & managing sexual health risks
  • Early detection testing after just 10 days
Pricing £295
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 5-7 days
 
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We can test for HIV just 10 days after exposure with multiplex HIV testing at our two private clinics in London. Secure your peace of mind and safety with early HIV detection. Our screen also includes testing for hepatitis C,

Our experienced team at the Harley Street Health Centre understands the importance of efficient and fast results when dealing with serious illnesses such as HIV. As part of our commitment to provide the most accurate and effective testing, we offer the Multiplex early detection test for HIV.

The HIV Multiplex Test (also called the PCR test) is the cutting edge of early detection for HIV, providing fast and highly accurate results from just 10 days after exposure. This test is useful in that it can provide the most accurate result at an early stage (it is 98% accurate, the highest rate of accuracy for all HIV tests), which allows you to move ahead with treatment as quickly as possible.
The test can be performed earlier than other tests because of looks for the viral DNA of HIV, rather than for antibodies in the blood. The genetic material of the virus is usually detectable much sooner than the body can develop the necessary antibodies to fight it.

When should I get tested?

You should get tested if you have had unprotected sex with a new partner who you suspect may be at risk of carrying the virus, or who carries the virus, or simply if you are worried and seeking the peace of mind. You can come to us for the Multiplex HIV test as early as 10 days after potential exposure.

What does the test include?

The HIV Multiplex test is a simple blood test. Your blood sample will be taken by a doctor or a nurse and then sent to the laboratory.

What to Expect

Step 1

Preparing for test

As with any blood test, we recommend that you arrive well-hydrated, as this makes it easier to take the sample.
 
Step 2

During the test

After a consultation, your blood sample will be taken by your doctor or your nurse; this is a very quick and relatively painless procedure.
 
Step 3

Results

In order to ensure confidentiality, we will ask you how you want to receive your results. You can receive a call as soon as they are ready, or we can email them or post them to you. You can also come back to the clinic to collect them in person.

FAQs

What is the window period for Multiplex testing?

Multiplex testing is most accurate exactly ten days from exposure, so you should come in to have this test ten days from the date of unprotected sex. If you have the test later or earlier than this, the results are less accurate.

What are the benefits of having the Multiplex HIV Test, versus other kinds of HIV test?

The Multiplex (PCR) Test offers the earliest possible detection of the virus. In the event that you have contracted the virus, the sooner you can start treatment, the more likely you will be able to avoid serious symptoms and manage the virus.

What are the symptoms of HIV?

In some cases, people infected with the HIV virus may not have any symptoms at all, for as long as ten years. The most common sign of infection is seroconversion illness, a brief, flu-like illness that develops 2-6 weeks after initial infection, although not all those infected will experience this.