HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative TMA

Test Code
16879

CPT Codes
87535

Preferred Specimen
1.6 mL frozen CSF

Minimum Volume
0.6 mL

Instructions
Do not use heparin tube for collection.

Transport Container
Plastic Container, leak-proof

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 35 days

Methodology
Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)

Setup Schedule
Set up: Mon, Wed, Fri a.m.; Report available: 5 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Clinical Significance
This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients.

Performing Laboratory
Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease, Inc.
33608 Ortega Highway, Bldg B-West Wing
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2042




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.