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Test ID: Z2677

HIV Quantitative Viral Load

  • CPT Code: 87536
  • LOINC: 20447-9
  • Specimen Type: Lavender EDTA
  • Frequency: Setup: Mon-Sat; analytic time 1-3 days
  • Instructions: 2.5mL plasma from lavender tube. Remove plasma and freeze within 8 hours. Used to monitor known positive cases. Min 1.2mL.
  • Text: Useful For: Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in HIV-1-infected patients: Before initiating anti-HIV-1 drug therapy (baseline viral load); Who may have developed HIV-1 drug resistance while on therapy; Who are noncompliant with anti-HIV-1 drug therapy. Not intended for primary detection of HIV except for children <18 months
  • Methodology: Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

 

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