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HIV-1 RNA QNT BY REAL-TIME PCR

Test Number:
  • 0055598
Test Alias:
  • HIV
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • LAV(EDTA)
  • PPT(WHITE TOP TUBE)
Alternative Specimen:
Volume:
  • 3mL
Collection Instructions:
  • Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2 °C to 25 °C for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation. Separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for collection tube handling.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Room temperature: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 6 days
  • Frozen: 42 days
Methodology:
  • Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
CPT Code:
  • 87536
Reject Criteria:
  • Plasma received frozen in the plasma preparation tube (PPT) • Serum • Whole blood greater than 24 hours old • Frozen whole blood
Reference Range:
  • HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR: <20 copies/mL, HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR: <1.30 Log copies/mL
Report Available:
  • 3 days

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