HIV-1 Genotyping, PR and RT, DNA Sequencing [15459X]

Test Code

CPT Codes
87900, 87901

Preferred Specimen
4 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Other Acceptable Specimens
Plasma collected in: PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube

Separate plasma from the clot within 6 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a plastic screw-cap vial and ship frozen on dry ice.

Note: This test can only be performed reliably on specimens with a viral load of at least 2000 copies/mL.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 90 days

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Specimens collected in heparin tubes • Plasma frozen in PTT tubes

DNA Sequencing • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reference Range
None detected

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute
14225 Newbrook Drive
Chantilly, VA 20153

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.