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Test Name: HIV Viral Load
Test Code: 550430
Other Names: N/A
Test Includes: HIV-1 RNA by PCR, log10 HIV-1 RNA
Specimen Requirements: Plasma, 3.5 mL
Container: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or plasma preparation tube (PPT(TM))
Collection Instructions: Centrifuge sample within 24 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, PLEASE SUBMIT A SEPARATE FROZEN SPECIMEN FOR EACH TEST REQUESTED.
Stability: Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate. Stable at room temperature for 24 hours or refrigerated for six days. Stable frozen for six weeks.
Rejection Criteria / Special Instructions: This procedure does not provide serial monitoring; it is intended for one-time use only. If serial monitoring is required, please order 550420 RNA, Real Time PCR (Graph).
Methodology: Cobas(R) AmpliPrep/Cobas(R) TaqMan(R) HIV-1 Test,Version 2.0