HIV2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative

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General Information

Lab Name
HIV2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative
Lab Code
HIV2NA
ORCA Name
HIV-2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative
Description

*NOTE: This test is temporarily unavailable. (5/10/19)

The qualitative HIV2NA assay is used to detect cell-associated HIV-2 DNA and RNA in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The assay is intended for use with clinical presentation and other laboratory assays to determine or confirm a patient’s HIV-2 infection status. This PCR/RT-PCR assay targets the Long Terminal Repeat (LTR) region of the HIV-2 genome.

Synonyms
HIV-2 DNA, HIV2 total nucleic assay
Components

Interpretation

Method

PCR

Reference Range
See individual components

Ordering & Collection

Specimen Type
EDTA Blood
Collection

7 or 10 mL LAVENDER TOP (EDTA) Tube

Note: this needs to be a separate tube, cannot be shared with other tests

Handling Instructions

Specimen must be received by Retrovirology laboratory within 4 days of collection.

Quantity
requested: 7 to 10 mL for adults; 3 mL for infants
minimum: 3 mL for adults; 1 mL for infants

Processing

Processing

Refrigerate whole blood. Do NOT freeze.

Must be received by Retrovirology laboratory within 4 days of collection.

Dedicated tube (should not be accessed for aliquotting or other testing prior to receipt by Retrovirology).

Performance

LIS Dept Code
Virology, HMC (HVIR)
Performing Location(s)
HMC Virology, Retrovirus
206-897-5210
Frequency
batched twice monthly (NYSDOH)
Available STAT?
No

Billing & Coding

CPT codes
87538
LOINC
25841-8