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HIV Viral Load, ;HIV Viral Load extended range; HIV RNA, Quantitative; HIV Quant, RNA by PCR;
PPT tube (pearl top) or lavender- top (EDTA) tube. PPT tube preferred
Collect 2 pearl-top tubes or 3 lavender-top tubes.
Volume: 3.5 ml. Min. volume: 1.1 (this does not allow for repeat testing)
Detects and quantitate HIV-1 in plasma
Specimen Processing Instructions
Centrifuge within six hours of collection. Do not ship frozen PPT tube, plasma must be removed and transferred to aliquot tube.
Frozen : 6 weeks ; Refrigerated :6 days
Hemolysis; green-top heparin tube; quantity not sufficient; whole blood; frozen PPT tube.
Reference Range accompanies report
HIV-1 in plasma
COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 test Version 2
* Denotes Reference Lab Test
Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018
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