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Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) DNA PCR, Qualitative

Mnemonic:    [HIV Ql PCR]
Name:    Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) DNA PCR, Qualitative
Specimen:    1 mL whole blood from a Lavender top tube. Do not centrifuge. Send whole blood.

Do NOT freeze.

Heparinized and frozen samples are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0093061
  Method:    Qualitative Polymerase Chain reaction
Note:    This is not a routinely used screening assay. It will usually be ordered by the Infectious Disease Specialists.

This test detects human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) proviral DNA.
Processing Info:    This test is only orderable by the lab. It is not on the test directory of either ERNE Millenium or Centricity. Please contact the lab to order.