HIV2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative
- Lab Name
- HIV2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative
- Lab Code
- Epic Ordering
- HIV-2 DNA/RNA, Qualitative
*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.
- HIV-2 DNA, HIV2 total nucleic assay
- Reference Range
- See individual components
Ordering & Collection
- Specimen Type
- EDTA Blood
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.
requested: 7 to 10 mL for adults; 3 mL for infants
minimum: 3 mL for adults; 1 mL for infants
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).
- Transport Temperature
- LIS Dept Code
- Virology, HMC (HVIR)
- Performing Location(s)
HMC Virology, Retrovirus
- batched twice monthly (NYSDOH)
- Available STAT?
Billing & Coding
- CPT codes