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Lab Test Dictionary

HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative, TMA (16185)


Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano

Epic ID


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


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