Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 RNA Quantitative bDNA with Reflex to Genotype
Ordering Recommendation
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Quantitative Branched Chain DNA/Sequencing
Tue, Fri
7-14 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), or plasma preparation tube. Multiple tubes may be required.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate plasma from cells within 4 hours. Transfer two 3 mL aliquots of plasma to individual ARUP Standard Transport Tubes. (Min: 3 mL)
Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours. Transport total of 6 mL plasma in original containers. (Min: 3 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Serum. Heparinized specimens.  
PPT: On Cells: Ambient: 2 hours; After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen at -20°C: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 4 months
All others:
On Cells: Ambient: 4 hours; After separation from cells: Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen at -20°C: 72 hours; Frozen at -70°C: 4 months  
Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
0020466Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 RNA Quantitative bDNA Not Detected
0055670Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1, Genotype by Sequencing By report
Interpretive Data
Refer to individual components.
If HIV-1 RNA Quantitative bDNA is greater than or equal to 3.0 log copies/mL, then HIV-1 Genotype will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
87536; if reflexed, add 87901
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020464HIV-1 RNA Quant bDNA, Log
0051816HIV-1 RNA Quant bDNA Interpretation
2002687HIV-1 RNA Quant bDNA, Copy
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Cross References
  • HIV quantitative
  • HIV viral load
  • HIV-1 bDNA reflex to genotype
  • HIV-1 RNA Quant bDNA
  • HIV1 Confirmation
  • HIV1 RNA bDNA Genotyping reflex
  • HIV1 Treatment Decision
  • Signal Amplification
  • Viral load monitoring