Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1), Quantitative, Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Container/Tube: Lavender-top tube (EDTA) or plasma-preparation tube (PPT™)
- Centrifuge the specemin within 24 hours of collection. Transfer the plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube. Ship specimens to the lab frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, submit a separate frozen specimen for each test requested.
Sample Volume: 3.5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1.1 mL
Storage: Freeze (preferred) or refrigerate specimens immediately after collection.
Stability (collection to time of analysis/testing):
- Ambient: 24 hours
- Refrigerated: 6 days
- Frozen: 6 weeks
- Incorrect anticoagulant
- PPT™ frozen and/or not centrifuged
This test is used to detect and quantitate HIV-1 in plasma.
- Assay Range: 20 − 10,000,000 copies/mL
Cobas® AmpliPrep/Cobas® TaqMan® HIV-1 Test (Version 2.0)
Monday - Friday