Human immunodeficiency virus RNA Quantitation (Virus Load, HIV-1)

Test Method
Abbott Real-Time HIV-1 assay
Specimen Required
Blood (ACD), Blood (EDTA), Blood (Gel Tube), Blood (Whole), Cerebrospinal Fluid, Plasma, Plasma (ACD), Plasma (EDTA), Serum
Spec Type Min
350ul plasma, CSF & Serum.
When Tested
1x Weekly
Turnaround Time
6 Days
Reference Ranges
150-10,000000 copies/ml
Cut Off Lower
Target <150 RNA copies/ml can be detected but is not quantified.
Units of Measurement
HIV-1 RNA copies/ml
Billing Advice
Medicare rebatable
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