Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) by NAAT, Plasma - LG5042


Sunquest Code:ARMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Transcription-mediated amplification
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.8 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory)
Causes for Rejection:Serum or CSF. Heparinized specimens. Room temperature specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 24 hours, centrifuge and aliquot 2 mL, 0.8 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3000867


Interpretive

Reference Range:Not detected. An interpretation of "Not Detected" does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors or HIV-1 virus RNA concentrations below the level of detection of the assay. Care should be taken in the interpretation of any single viral load determination. The clinical significance of changes in HIV-1 RNA measurements has not been fully established; however, a change of 0.5 log copies/mL may be significant.
Use:This test is intended as an indicator of disease prognosis. This test is also used as an aid in assessing viral response to antiretroviral treatment as measured by changes in HIV-1 RNA levels.


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