HIV-2 RNA Quantitation

Abbrev Code:XMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:HIV 2 Quantitation; HIV Viral Load; HIV 2 RNA
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87539 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 7-10 days.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF
Optimal Volume:8 mL blood or 4 mL CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:4.2 mL blood or 2 mL CSF
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Alternate Containers: Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Room temperature or refrigerated samples.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 6 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 4 mL, 2 mL minimum, EDTA plasma. Alternately aliquot 4 mL, 2 mL minimum, into a standard transport tube. Store frozen at -70°C.
Shipping Instructions:Ship frozen.
Stability:Freeze within 6 hours of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (University of Washington Medical Center)


Reference Range:Not detected. Quantitative range off assay is 10 to 100,000 HIV-2 RNA copies/mL plasma/CSF.

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