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HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR

 
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Description
 

CPT Code(s)

87536

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reference Range(s)

HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR:<20 copies/mL
HIV-1 RNA, Quantitative PCR:<1.30 Log copies/mL
This test was performed using the COBAS® AmpliPrep/COBAS® TaqMan® HIV-1 test kit version 2.0 (Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Clinical Significance

This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients. The test can be used to assess patient prognosis by measuring the baseline HIV-1 RNA level or to monitor the effects of antiretroviral therapy by measuring changes in EDTA plasma HIV-1 RNA levels during the course of antiretroviral treatment.
This test is not intended for use as a screening test for the presence of HIV-1 in blood or blood products or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV-1 infection.

Alternative Name(s)

HIV Viral Load,Viral Load, HIV


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