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34471: HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative, PCR with Reflex to Genotype Print View
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR     copies/mL 
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR     Log copies/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 4 (2) mL   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 42 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma PPT Tube 4 (2) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)  

Measurement of HIV-1 plasma levels (viral load) provides a direct assessment of viremia and should be used in conjunction with CD4+ T-cell counts. HIV-1 RNA, quantitation is useful in patients to assess prognosis, monitor progression of HIV-1 infection, determine when to initiate therapy, and monitor the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy.

Do not freeze whole blood or any samples stored in primary tube.
Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2-25 degrees C
for up to 24 hours prior to centrifugation. Separate plasma
from cells within 24 hours of collection by centrifugation. Follow
manufacturer's instructions for collection tube handling.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
87536

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
Reject Criteria: Plasma received frozen in the plasma preparation tube (PPT); serum; whole blood greater than 24 hours old; frozen whole blood
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Reflex Criteria: If the HIV-1 RNA result is >=400, then HIV-1 Genotype will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code: 87900, 87901)






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