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HIV-1 by RT-PCR, quantitative

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB919

 

Synonyms: 

HIV Viral Load

Methodology: 

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

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 5.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 3.0 mL.
Handling: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection when Virology is open, and the plasma separated from the cells.

 

Notes: 

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: 

8/22/2017 10:48:34 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 10:48:34 AM