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  HIV DNA PCR Qualitative Specimen Type:
  aka Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1 DNA PCR, Qualitative

Blood


SCRAP

Specimen requirements: 5 mL lavender (EDTA)
  or pink (K2EDTA)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 5 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1.5 mL whole blood
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: 3 mL whole blood at 2-8C.
Label instructions: Must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: N/A
Order/entry screen(s): N/A
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 2-7 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP:  Specimen Central Receiving and Processing,  room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
This test is sent to : ARUP - Associated Regional & University
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Polymerase Chain Reaction
Special Instructions: DO NOT FREEZE.  Avoid use of serum separator tubes and gels.  Sample must be received by ARUP within 72 hours.
  Results are Qualitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: HDPQ
CyberLAB code: 9875
Lab Processing Instructions: Unacceptable Conditions:  Serum or samples collected in heparin tubes.  Stability:  Ambient:  72 hours;  Refrigerated:  72 hours;  Frozen:  Unacceptable