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Last Updated: July 13, 2024 @ 9:13 am


HIV-1 RNA Quant by PCR w/Reflex

  • Two Lavender (EDTA)
  • 4 mL (Min:3 mL) Plasma . Submit Frozen. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate aliquot required for each frozen test ordered
  • Separate from cells within 6 hours
    Reflexes to HIV Genotype (test # 93676) if greater than 1000 copies or 3.0 log. Additional charges will apply.
Stability:Ambient: 24 Hour(s); Refrigerated: 5 Day(s); Frozen: 3 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Transcription Mediated Amplification (TMA)
Performed:Tuesday, Friday
Reported:3-8 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 87535
  • 87536
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

NOT DETECTED - The result is less than the limit of detection. This does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient sample or HIV concentrations below the level of detection of the assay. Care should be taken when interpreting any single viral load determination.

NOT QUANTIFIED - The assay detected the presence of the virus but was unable to accurately quantify the number of copies. This would indicate a result less than 1.47 log copies/mL (30 copies/mL).

HIV-1 PCR Quantitation is a real-time transcription mediated amplification (TMA) test used for quantitation of HIV-1 RNA using Hologic Panther (Aptima) System.

The test is not intended for use as screening test for the presence of HIV in blood or blood products.

Analytical Measurement Range for HIV RNA QUANT by PCR is 1.47 log copies/mL (30 copies/mL) to 7.0 log copies/mL (10,000,000 copies/mL).
  • 2696 - HIV
  • 2697 - HIV
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