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HIV-1 RNA Detection and Quantification, Plasma

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
HIVBR MAYO
Specimen Type:
Plasma
Tube Type:
Purple top (EDTA) tube
Collection Volume:
4.0 mL (minimum 2.0 mL)
Storage:
Frozen
Availability:
Sent to Reference Laboratory
Methodology:
Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Special Instructions:
Test useful for: Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in individuals with acute or early HIV-1 infection. Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in infants under 18 months of age to mothers living with HIV-1 infection. Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in individuals living with HIV-1 infection. Monitoring HIV-1 disease progression before or during antiretroviral drug therapy. Lab - centrifuge blood and pour off plasma aliquot within 2 hours. Freeze aliquoted plasma immediately.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
1-3 days
Additional Info:
Reference range available on patient report
CPT Code:
87536
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