Test Details

Mnemonic

TMHIV

Ordering Code

3424450

CPT-4 Code(s)

87535

Specimen Information

Collect

Lavender EDTA

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection and send 1.6 mL plasma frozen in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Serum separator tube (SST)
Plasma: Potassium EDTA (white top), Plasma preparation tube (PPT)

Minimum Volume

0.8 mL

Transport Temperature

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Whole blood, unspun PPT; frozen plasma received in plasma preparation tube (in situ); frozen serum received in serum separator tube (in situ)

Stability

Room temperature: 72 hours
Refrigerated: 5 days
Frozen: 42 days

Methodology

Transcription-Mediated Amplification (TMA)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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