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7485ASR: HIV-1 RNA Quantitation [Real Time PCR] with serial reporting Print View
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR   < 20  copies/mL 
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR CALC  < 1.30  log copies/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Plasma PPT Tube 3 (1) mL   Frozen - 42 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 24 Hour(s)  

This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients. The test can be used to assess patient prognosis by measuring the baseline HIV-1 RNA level or to monitor the effects of antiretroviral therapy by measuring changes in EDTA plasma HIV-1 RNA levels during the course of antiretroviral treatment.

Freshly drawn specimens (whole blood) may be stored at 2 degrees
celcius to 25 degrees celcius 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
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

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
For serial reporting, you must provide the patient's Social Security Number. Reject Criteria: Plasma received frozen in the plasma preperation (PPT), Serum, whole blood greater than 24 hours old, Frozen whole blood. Transport Temperature: Frozen Transport Container: Plastic Screw-cap vial Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction






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