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Lab Test Dictionary

HIV-1 DNA and RNA Qualitative Detection by PCR, Plasma


Real time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, HIV DNA Detection, HIV-1 DNA Qualitative, HIV-1 Proviral DNA, HIV-1 RNA Detection, HIV-1 RNA Qualitative, HIV-1 Qualitative, HIV-1 NAT

Specimen Type


Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

3-10 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2mL Plasma

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Centrifuge blood collection tube and aliquot plasma into vial per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Frozen (preferred)= 35Days, Refrigerated 5 Days

Test Volume Required

.1mL of plasma

Minimum Test Volume

.5mL of plasma

Processing Instructions

Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes