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HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative, TMA (16185)

Methodology

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB06760

Lab Test Days

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Standard TAT

2-5 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-4 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Plasma collected in an ACD Solution A (yellow-top) or a 3.2% sodium citrate (blue-top) tube or serum collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Frozen-Only

Specimen Stability

Room Temp=72 Hours; Refrigerated=5 Days; Frozen=35 Days

Test Volume Required

1.6 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.6 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma within 24 hours of collection.


CPT Codes

87535


Revised

09-27-22