Brownlee Clinic: HIV Viral Load Tests

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Wednesday 20th September 2017

The Brownlee Clinic has informed us that it was recently notified by the Regional Virus Laboratory that some HIV Viral Load tests, carried out between March 2017 and August 2017, may have given inaccurate results.

The Brownlee team has worked with the Lab, and identified all patients who may be at clinical risk, due to the possibility that their last HIV Viral Load result may not be accurate. The team has been contacting all patients believed to be at clinical risk to inform and offer the opportunity to have the HIV Viral Load test repeated.

This issue has only affected the HIV Viral Load tests in a small batch, and no other blood tests were affected. Patients can discuss the issue with their HIV specialist when they next attend the clinic.

They have also set up a telephone advice line, 0141 211 1084, available at the following times:

Monday, Wednesday, Fridays: 14:00 – 16:00
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 17:30 – 19:00

This issue may have affected people attending other HIV Clinics, but most people will be unaffected or not have any clinical risk. Anyone who is concerned, should contact their own HIV Clinic for more information.