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

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Methodology:Transcription-mediated amplification
CPT Codes: 87536 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:4 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.8 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:After separation from cells: 72 hours refrigerated; 3 months frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3000867


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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