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Updates to the Pediatric HIV Testing Service
The Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory provides pediatric HIV testing to diagnose or exclude HIV infection in infants who are born to people living with HIV. We are making changes to the Pediatric HIV Testing Service to enhance our ability to detect small amounts of HIV RNA in pediatric samples and improve the efficiency and security of requesting tests and obtaining results.
Specifically, we have introduced (1) new requirements for sample collection and shipment, (2) an additional sample collection timepoint for high-risk babies, and (3) a secure electronic method to request tests and retrieve test results.