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16185: HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative, TMA Print View
HIV-1 RNA, QL TMA TMA  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 K2 EDTA 1.6 (0.6) mL   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 35 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Serum 1.6 (0.6) mL   Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD Acute 1.6 (0.6) mL   Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)/Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)  
  Plasma Citrated 1.6 (0.6) mL   Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Room Temperature - 72 Hour(s)/Frozen - 35 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 5 Day(s)  

The Aptima(R) HIV-1 TNA Qualitative assay may be used: 1. As an aid in the diagnosis of acute and primary HIV-1 infection. 2. To confirm HIV-1 infection in persons who repeatedly test positive for HIV-1 infection. 3. To resolve indeterminate or inconclusive HIV-1 Western blot results.

Collect plasma in K2 EDTA (lavender-top) or a (white-top) PPT
Vacutainer(TM) plasma preparation tube. Separate plasma or serum
from the cells by centrifugation within 24 hours after collection.
Transfer the plasma or serum to a plastic, screw-cap vial and ship
frozen.
Setup Schedule
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87535

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Frozen Reject Criteria: Whole Blood; Unspun PPT; Frozen plasma received in PPT in situ






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