Quantitative HIV-1, Real-Time PCR QHIVQT

Method(s) Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Specimen Required
Collect

One 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube. Also acceptable: white (PPT) or yellow (ACD) top tubes.

Transport

2.2 mL plasma (Min: 1.1 mL).

* Collection Instructions *

  • Separate plasma from the cells by centrifugation within 6 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a screw-cap vial and ship frozen.
Stability

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerated: 5 days

Frozen: 35 days

Unacceptable Conditions

Frozen plasma received in PPT (in situ)

Schedule Tues, Fri; Report available: 2-6 days
Billing Code 9011378
CPTCode 87536
Notes Performing Laboratory - Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute-Chantilly VA
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Less than 40 - copies/mL

Less than 1.60 - Log copies/mL

No Appointment Necessary
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