|CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:||
|TURNAROUND TIME:||1-7 days|
Specimens received later than 0600 on the day the test is performed will be held for the next run.
Inappropriate specimen container, clotted specimen, insufficient specimen volume, gross contamination of the specimen, plasma not separated within 6 hours of collection, missing or wrong patient identifers on the specimen.
5 ml of whole blood (2 ml of plasma)
Specimen must be transported to the lab as soon as possible. The plasma MUST be removed from the cells within 6 hours of collection, missing or wrong patient identifiers on the specimen.
<40 copies/ml of HIV-1 RNA detected.
|LIMITATIONS OF TEST:|
The assay is limited to the quantitation of HIV-1 RNA in human plasma. Reliable results are dependent on appropriate specimen collection, transport, storage, and processing procedures. This assay is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV-1 or as a diagnostic test to confirm HIV-1 infection.
Real time polymerase chain reaction
Linearity of the assay 40 to 100,000,000 copies/ml
|TEST SYNONYM(S):||HIV RNA Viral Load; HIV Quantitative|