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2 - 5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
Plasma or serum
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, red-top tube, or gel-barrier tube
Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA), yellow-top (ACD), red-top tube, or gel-barrier tube. Whole blood specimens stored at room temperature should be centrifuged within 72 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a polypropylene screw-cap tube for shipment.
Sample may be stored for 72 hours at room temperature. It is recommended that serum or plasma be refrigerated or frozen for shipment.
Specimen grossly hemolyzed; received outside of specimen and/or storage requirements
This test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 infection, including acute or primary infection. Presence of HIV-1 RNA in the plasma of patients without antibodies to HIV-1 is indicative of acute or primary HIV-1 infection. This assay may also be used as an additional test, when it is reactive, to confirm HIV-1 infection in an individual whose specimen is repeatedly reactive for HIV-1 antibodies. This assay is not intended for use in donor testing.
Transcription-mediated amplification (TMA)
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|139350||RNA Qualitative||25835-0||139351||HIV-1 RNA Qualitative||25835-0|
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