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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: 1.5mL plasma from lavender tube. Remove plasma and freeze within 2 hours of blood collection. Min 0.8mL.
  • Text: Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in individuals with acute or early HIV-1 infection Diagnosis of HIV-1 infection in infants under 18 months of age born to mothers living with HIV-1 Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in individuals living with HIV-1: -Before initiating anti-HIV-1 drug therapy (baseline viral load) -Who may have developed HIV-1 drug resistance while on anti-HIV-1 therapy -Who may be noncompliant with anti-HIV-1 drug therapy Monitoring HIV-1 disease progression before or during antiretroviral drugtherapy
  • Methodology: Real-Time Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

 

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