TEST CATALOG ORDERING & RESULTS SPECIMEN HANDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE EDUCATION & INSIGHTS
Test Catalog

Test ID: FHV2Q    
HIV-2 DNA/RNA Qualitative Real-Time PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole blood

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Specimen Type: Whole Blood

Container/Tube: EDTA TubeĀ 

Specimen Volume: 3mL

Collection Instructions: Collect 1 mL (lavender-top) EDTA whole blood. Ship refrigerate.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

0.5 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Mild Reject; Gross Reject
Lipemia NA
Icterus NA
Other Heparinized whole blood

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Whole bloodRefrigerated (preferred)14 days
 Frozen 30 days
 Ambient 7 days