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HIV-1 quantitative RT-PCR, CSF

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB4830

 

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR (Roche HIV-1 COBAS AmpliPrep v2.0)

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 3.0 mL Cerebrospinal Fluid in a Sterile Tube
Pediatric volume: 1.5 mL.
Specimen must be received within 6 hours of collection when Virology is open..

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Test is only performed on documented HIV-1 seropositive patients. HIV-1 antibody negative patients will not be tested.

The quantitative range of this assay is 1.3 to 7.0 log copies/mL (20 to 10,000,000 copies/mL).

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87536

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:47:22 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:47:22 PM