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, 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. Whole blood specimens stored at room temperature should be centrifuged within 24 hours of collection. Transfer serum or plasma to a polypropylene screw-cap tube for shipment.
Frozen. Sample may be stored for 24 hours at room temperature. It is recommended that serum or plasma be refrigerated or frozen for shipment.
Note: Stability provided by manufacturer or literature reference.
Specimen grossly hemolyzed or received outside of specimen and/or storage requirements
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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