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Test Compendium

6980: HIV-1 RNA, QUANT, PCR

Test Code

  • 6980

Test Synonym

  • HIV 1 VIRAL LOAD, HIV-1 PCR QUANT, HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS TYPE 1 RNA PCR, VIRAL LOAD HIV 1

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Lavender Top Tube, White Top Plasma Preparation Tube, Transfer Tube, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 5 days

Special Instructions

  • Refrigerate stable 72 hrs . Preferred is a dedicated Lavender Top Tube. Freeze plasma at -20 to -80 degrees C for up to 6 weeks.

Additional Information

  • Please draw an additional Lavender Top tube for this test if ordered with another test requiring a Lavender Top tube. Dedicated Lavender is preferred for this test.

Specimen Stability

  • 2-8°C up to 3 days (centrifuged plasma) frozen plasma -20°C to -80°C up to 6 weeks.