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HIV-1 RNA, CSF (New test)

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HIVRC
Test group HIV
Performed by Focus via Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method PCR
Container type CSF tube
Amount to Collect 3 mL CSF
Sample type CSF
Preferred volume 3 mL CSF
Min. Volume 1.1 mL CSF
Processing notes Aliquot and freeze. Transport to CB frozen. Order Quest test code 16186.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Specimen collected using heparin as anticoagulant. Leaking, uncapped or broken containers.
Units Copies/mL & Log copies/mL
Normal range < 20 copies/mL
< 1.30 log copies/mL
Stability Room temperature 1 day, refrigerated 6 days, frozen 42 days
Turn around times 3-5 days
Additional information 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.
CPT coding 87536-90
LOINC code 41497-9, 41498-7
Last Updated 11/19/2015 3:24:38 PM
Entry Number 1694
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