Nucleic Acid Test(NAT)

What is Nucleic Acid Test(NAT)?

Nucleic Acid Test(NAT) meaning Synonym(s): Nucleic Acid Amplification TestAny of various laboratory tests used to detect the genetic material of a microorganism, such as HIV, in blood, plasma, or other tissue. The viral load (HIV RNA) test is a type of nucleic acid test (NAT). Related Term(s): Viral Load Test

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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