HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR with Reflex to Coreceptor Tropism,UDS - This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients. The test can be used to assess patient prognosis by measuring the baseline HIV-1 RNA level or to monitor the effects of antiretroviral therapy by measuring changes in EDTA plasma HIV-1 RNA levels during the course of antiretroviral treatment. This test is not intended for use as a screening test for the presence of HIV-1 in blood or blood products or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.
3 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube
Plasma collected in: PPT potasium EDTA (white-top) tube
Do not freeze whole blood or any samples stored in primary tube. Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25° C for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation. Separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Follow manufacturer's instructions for collection tube handling.
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 30 days
Gross hemolysis • Lipemia • Serum • Whole blood >24 hours old • Non-centrifuged PPT • Frozen PPT (in situ) • Heparinized plasma
If HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative, PCR is ≥1000 copies/mL, then HIV-1 Coreceptor Tropism, Ultradeep Sequencing will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87906).
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
HIV-1 RNA, QN,PCR Not detected copies/mL
HIV-1 RNA, QN, PCR Not detected Log copies/mL