Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 (HIV-1) by Quantitative PCR with Reflex to HIV PhenoSense GT
Ordering Recommendation

Detect and quantify HIV-1; includes phenotypic determination.

Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction/Sequencing/Culture
18-26 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Two Lavender (EDTA) or two Plasma Preparation Tubes (PPT). 
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer two 3 mL aliquots (6 mL total) of plasma into individual ARUP Standard Transport Tube(s). (Min: 4.5 mL total) Two tubes are required. One tube will be tested for the HIV by Quantitative PCR assay; if reflexed, the other tube will be tested by HIV PhenoSense GT. 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Specimens submitted in plasma preparation tube. Heparinized specimens. 
Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 2 weeks 
Reference Interval
Available Separately
Reference Interval
0055598Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 by Quantitative PCRNot detected
0092399HIV PhenoSense GTBy report

Interpretive Data
Refer to report.

The limit of quantification for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 by Quantitative PCR assay is 1.3 log copies/mL (20 copies/mL). If the assay DID NOT DETECT the virus, the test result will be reported as "<1.3 log copies/mL (<20 copies/mL)." If the assay DETECTED the presence of the virus but was not able to accurately quantify the number of copies the test result will be reported as "Not Quantified."

If Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 by Quantitative PCR result is greater than or equal to 500 copies /mL, then HIV PhenoSense GT will be added. Additional charges apply.
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CPT Code(s)
87536; if reflexed, add 87900; 87901; 87903; 87904 x11
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0020297HIV-1 Qnt by PCR (log copy/mL)49890-7
0051817HIV-1 Qnt by PCR Interp24013-5
2002646HIV-1 Qnt by PCR (copy/mL)25836-8
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