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34977: Hiv-2 Dna/rna Qualitative Real-time Pcr [49000] Print View
HIV-2 DNA/RNA   Not Detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.4) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.4) mL   Room Temperature - 6 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)  

Infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 2 (HIV-2) is currently diagnosed by the presence of antibodies to HIV-2, the detection of specific HIV-2 antigens or the ability to culture HIV-2 from blood, fluid or tissue of infected persons. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique, on the other hand, allows for the exponential enzymatic amplification of selected HIV-2 DNA sequences present in clinical specimens. The amplified fragments are then detected by hybridization to an HIV-2 specific labeled probe. As a result, the HIV-2 DNA PCR is a highly sensitive and specific method to detect the presence of HIV-2 Proviral DNA in clinical specimens. The diagnosis of infection should not rely solely upon the result of a PCR assay. A positive result should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation and additional clinical tests. A negative PCR results indicates the absence of HIV-2 Proviral DNA at detectable levels in the sample tests and does not exclude diagnosis of disease.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87538

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: Hemolysis; heparinized whole blood; received frozen






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