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HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) by Quantitative PCR, NY State
|Methodology:||Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction|
Collect: Lavender (EDTA) - 1.5 ml plasma.
Specimen Preparation: Separate plasma from cells within 24 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a Standard Transport Tube and freeze.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Frozen.
Unacceptable Conditions: Serum. Heparinized specimens. Specimens submitted in plasma preparation tube.
-On Cells: Ambient: 24 hours;
-After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Frozen: 1 month