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What our EPIC clients have to say
Compliments to your staff and centre. I was so impressed by how the entire process was handled. So polite and comforting and professional.
Very impressed with your service. Your Staff were professional and well mannered. Will definitely recommend you!
Baie danke dat julle epicentre gekry het om my COVID-19 toets tuis to kom doen. Die hele proses was glad nie onaangenaam nie, Josh was baie vriendelike en die toets was vinnig en glad nie traumaties soos wat die staat en social media jou wil laat dink nie. Weereens dankie, ek sal jul op hoogte hou oor die resultaat proses.
What a fast and friendly service!
My client would like to thank the entire Cape Town Epicentre team, for the excellent manner in which their employees have been made aware of their status.
I am so grateful for all that Johann has done for us as a family and still doing. I am eternally grateful, and I stand in awe of his kindness. It brings tears to my eyes to think that someone can be so kind to total strangers. May the Lord bless you and keep you and take you from strength to strength. I took my uncle from a drug house about two months ago. He was slowly disappearing because of malnutrition. He doesn’t have any children or a wife. We all he has, and now you are willing to go the extra mile for him. My words are not enough to thank you. 🙏🏼 Bless you sir
This Package Explained
What Are the Tests in The HIV Monitoring Package?
If you are infected with HIV, monitoring your viral load is a crucial way to suppress the virus and live a normal life.
Total cost of this package from: R1143
Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests, add extra tests or take out any test. Choose what suits your needs!
HIV Monitoring Panel
This includes CD4, VIRAL, CREATININE, AST, ALT tests.
A CD4 count is a test that measures the number of CD4 cells in your blood. CD4 cells, also known as T cells, are white blood cells that fight infection and play an important role in your immune system. A CD4 count is used to check the health of the immune system in people infected with HIV.
Inclusive cost: R188
An HIV viral load test measures the number of HIV particles in a milliliter (mL) of blood. These particles are also known as “copies.” The test assesses the progression of HIV in the body. It’s also useful in seeing how well a person’s HIV therapy is managing the virus in their body.
Inclusive cost: R850
HIV treatment like other chronic disease care recommends a regular kidney function assessment, which is based on a creatinine test. The creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. This test is done to see how well your kidneys are working.
Inclusive cost: R75
Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Test
This is a blood test that checks for liver damage. People living with HIV should have regular blood tests to monitor liver function (Pett, 2018). The liver plays an important role in processing drugs used to treat HIV and other conditions (Pett, 2018). This is also crucial as liver problems can be a side effect of some ARVs (Pett, 2018).
Inclusive cost: R50
Alanine Aminotransferease (ALT)
This is also a blood test that checks for liver damage. Your body uses ALT to break down food into energy. Normally, ALT levels in the blood are low. If your liver is damaged, it will release more ALT into your blood and levels will rise. As seen above, people living with HIV should have regular blood tests to monitor liver function (Pett, 2018).
Inclusive cost: R50
Additional Tests On Request
Blood test used to evaluate your overall health and detect a wide range of disorders, including anaemia, infection and leukaemia.
Exclusive cost: R120
The HIV Monitoring Package Procedure
Coming in for this package is easy. You can book a test on our site or just come through to one of our Drive-Thru testing centres. One of our nurses will take a little blood from you and use it to test for the health targets identified in this package.
Who Should Get The HIV Monitoring Package?
Having The HIV Monitoring Package is Helpful if:
You are looking to get a test done for an upcoming Dr appointment
You want to monitor your treatment
You want to take control of your health
You have been asked by your doctor to do these tests
When Should You Get The HIV Monitoring Package?
This package is crucial for those who are infected with HIV and should be done as often as recommended by your doctor to assist with treatment.
What Time Should I Come For My Test?
Come in whenever it’s convenient for you and our lab is open.
How Can the HIV Monitoring Package Help You?
You need knowledge to take control over your health. This package will help you get that.
By testing for your HIV viral load and CD4 count, you will get a clear assessment of where you are in your treatment journey that will allow you to live a mostly normal life
What Laboratory Does Epicentre Use?
At our KwaZulu-Natal branches, we use Indalo Bio labs in Durban
At our JHB branches, we use Indalo Bio labs in JHB
& at our CT branches, we use Indalo Bio labs in CPT.
Can I Get Extra Tests With This Package?
Yes! Our tests are fully customisable.
You can build your own custom packages, choose which tests you would like by ticking on the menu provided to you during your test. You can eliminate tests that you don’t need or add on extra tests if you require them.
Want a single test? You can monitor a specific aspect of your health with ease at our Walk-In Lab.
Book with Epicentre
For 20 years Epicentre has been fighting South African’s infectious diseases, and now we’re taking on COVID-19! We are a company founded on a vision, ending disease in South Africa! So we believe in making an IMPACT.
We are an independent organization that is committed to creating a positive impact on health & wellness for all in South Africa.
We want to close the gap between unscreened, undiagnosed, and uncontrolled HIV & COVID-19 infections as well as other chronic diseases for all South Africans.
By booking your tests with Epicentre, you are supporting a real local company that has worked for 20 years in all 9 provinces, from Pollsmoor prison to Constantia; & you’re getting a gold standard service that experts trust!
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Please note that our packages are just a guide, you can pick any of these tests in these packages, add extra tests or take out any tests. Choose what suits your needs!
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