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91691: HIV-1 RNA, Quant RT-PCR w/ Rfx Genotype (RTI, PI, Integrase) Print View
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR     copies/mL 
HIV-1 RNA, QN PCR     Log copies/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Plasma EDTA 7 (3.7) mL   Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE
  PPT Potassium EDTA(white)   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 6 Day(s)  

Monitor viral load in HIV-1 patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy and automatically reflex to drug resistance testing for PR, RT and Integrase drugs in patients failing to achieve or maintain virologic suppression.

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
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Reject criteria:
Serum; non-centrifuged PPT; frozen PPT (in situ); heparinized plasma

If HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative, Real-Time PCR viral load is >400 copies mL, then the HIV-1 Genotype and HIV-1 Integrase Genotype are performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 87900, 87901 and 87906).

Transport Temperature: Frozen






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