Human immunodeficiency virus – 2 RNA Quantitation

Test Method
Real-time Taqman based PCR
Specimen Required
Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA)
Spec Type Min
500ul of plasma or 2ml of whole blood
When Tested
On request
Turnaround Time
5 days
Reference Ranges
detectable from 500 copies/ml
Cut Off Lower
Target <500 copies/ml can be detected but not quantified
Units of Measurement
HIV-2 RNA copies/ml
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
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