HIV RNA quant - Taqman

Alphabetical Test listing

HIV RNA quant - Taqman-7867

  
HIV RNA quant - Taqman
  
7867
  
87536.3
  
HVL
  
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
  

Frozen

  
  • 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
  
Varies
  
7 days
  

Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas TaqMan48 (HIV IVD, Roche)

  
87536
  
Yes
  
  
09/11/2007
  
07/27/2018
  
03/13/2020