HIV RNA quant - Taqman

Alphabetical Test listing

HIV RNA quant - Taqman-7867

HIV RNA quant - Taqman
HIV viral load
HIV quantitation

Monitoring of HIV infected patients for risk of disease progression and emergence of resistant populations

EDTA plasma
2.0 mL

Collect 2 separate Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tubes to ensure that 2 mL of plasma is available for testing (1 tube will not usually yield this amount of plasma).

  1. Spin for 20 minutes before separation
  2. Transfer a minimum of 1.0 mL of plasma into each of 2 transfer tubes within 6 hours of specimen collection and freeze immediately
    1. Plasma should be frozen immediately, but will be accepted if frozen within 24 hours of collection.

2 Frozen - 1.0 mL aliquots in Transfer vial/tube for small volume specimens (Sarstedt) (preferred) or AHL False Bottom Plasma/Serum Transport Tubes

Transfer vial/tube for small volume specimens (Sarstedt)

Snap cap conical tube for transport of Sarstedt vials 



Molecular Medicare billing request

Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should complete and submit a Molecular Medical billing request form along with the sample.

  • Complete and submit the form to notify us of the need for Allina Health Laboratory to bill insurance for Molecular testing performed
  • All information requested is required in order for your request to be completed


  • Improper label (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Wrong container (anticoagulant or solution)
  • Improper blood/anticoagulant ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Interfering substances
  • Leaking container
AHL - Molecular Diagnostics: D
7 days

Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas TaqMan48 (HIV IVD, Roche)