Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 & 2 (HIV-1/HIV-2), Qualitative, RNA

CPT: 87535; 87538
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Expected Turnaround Time

2 - 5 days

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HIV Screening and Diagnosis White Paper

Specimen Requirements


Plasma or serum


1 mL

Minimum Volume

650 µL


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, BD SST tube, BD Vacutainer PPT plasma preparation tube


Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA), gel-barrier (SST tube) or a PPT plasma preparation tube. Specimens centrifugation within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a polypropylene screw-cap tube for shipment.

Ship frozen.

Storage Instructions

Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate.

Stability Requirements




7 days


6 weeks

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Note: Stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference.

Causes for Rejection

Specimen grossly hemolyzed; specimen received at room temperature

Test Details


This test is intended for use as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV-1 or HIV-2 infection, including acute or primary infection. Presence of HIV-1 or HIV-2 RNA in the plasma of patients without antibodies to HIV-1 or HIV-2 is indicative of acute or primary HIV-1 or HIV-2 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 and/or HIV-2 antibodies. This assay is not intended for use in donor testing.




Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
139825 HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative RNA 96557-4 139826 HIV-1 RNA 25835-0
139825 HIV-1/HIV-2 Qualitative RNA 96557-4 139827 HIV-2 RNA 69353-1

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