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HIV 1 RNA, Viral Load *

SIM

21155 

CPT

87536 

Synonyms

HIV Viral Load, ;HIV Viral Load extended range; HIV RNA, Quantitative;  HIV Quant, RNA by PCR; 

Specimen Type

Plasma 

Container

PPT tube (pearl top) or lavender- top (EDTA) tube.
PPT tube preferred

Collection Instructions

Collect 2 pearl-top tubes or 3 lavender-top tubes.

Volume

Volume: 3.5 ml.
Min. volume: 1.1 (this does not allow for repeat testing)

Additional Information

Detects and quantitate  HIV-1 in plasma

Patient Preparation

 

Specimen Processing Instructions

Centrifuge within six hours of collection. Do not ship frozen PPT tube, plasma must be removed and transferred to aliquot tube.

Transport Requirements

Frozen

Specimen Stability

Frozen : 6 weeks ; Refrigerated :6 days 

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; green-top heparin tube; quantity not sufficient; whole blood; frozen PPT tube.

Reference Range

Reference Range accompanies report

CriticalValue

 

Test Includes

HIV-1 in plasma 

Methodology

COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 test Version 2 

TestingFrequency

 

LCA

550420 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride                    

Reviewed Date

2/19/2018 

Supplemental

 * Denotes Reference Lab Test

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on February 19, 2018

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