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Test ID: HIVQR    
HIV-1 RNA Quantification with Reflex to HIV-1 Genotypic Drug Resistance Mutation Analysis, Plasma

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Quantifying plasma HIV-1 RNA levels (viral load) in HIV-1-infected patients, followed by genotypic determination of viral resistance to anti-HIV drugs


Guiding initiation or change of anti-HIV treatment regimens

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
GHIVHIV-1 Genotypic Drug Resistance, PYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If HIV-1 RNA titer is > or =1,000 copies/mL, then HIV-1 genotypic drug resistance mutations will be determined at an additional charge.


See HIV Treatment Monitoring Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

HIVQR: Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

GHIV: Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)/DNA Sequencing

(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HIV-1 Quant with Reflex to Genotype, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Amplicor Access Program
HIV Monitor Test, RT-PCR
HIV-1 Quantitation, PCR
HIV-1 RNA, Viral Load
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, PCR
Viral Load, HIV-1 RNA
HIV-1 Genotype