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HIV-1 Quant


Name Method Department Units
HIV-1 Quant Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA) (NAAT)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease copies/mL

Battery Members

HIV copies/mL, HIV log10 copies/mL

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL

Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)
Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate
  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Purple tube (EDTA)

6 mL 3 mL

Frozen - 90 day(s)
Refrigerated - 5 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not centrifuged within time frame
  • Clotted specimen
  • Frozen whole blood


Clearly mark time of collection on container.

This test detects HIV-1 RNA in the range of 30-10,000,000 copies/mL of plasma (1.47 - 7.00 log10 copies/mL).

Results will be reported in both HIV-1 copies/mL and HIV-1 log10 copies/mL.

CPT Code

  • 87536