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Lab Test Dictionary

HIV-1 Genotype (34949)


DNA Sequencing; Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Specimen Type

CSF or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

4-9 Days

Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

0.6-2 mL CSF collected in a sterile leak-proof container is also acceptable.

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 6 Days; Frozen: 42 Days

Test Volume Required

2 mL Plasma or CSF

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL Plasma or CSF

Processing Instructions

Separate plasma within 24 hours of collection. Send CSF frozen.

CPT Codes

87900, 87901