HIV-1, Genotyping HIVGEN

Method(s) Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction/DNA Sequencing
Specimen Required
Collect

Two 5 mL lavender top (EDTA) or PPT tubes. Remove EDTA plasma from cells ASAP. Centrifuge PPT plasma ASAP.

Transport 5 mL plasma, frozen. (Min: 2.5 mL).
Stability

On cells: Ambient 6 hours. Removed from cells: Ambient 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 4 months.

Unacceptable Conditions Serum, whole blood, or heparinized plasma. Specimens that are thawed or have been exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.
Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011025
CPTCode 87901
Notes Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Remove EDTA plasma from cells ASAP and freeze in a polypropylene tube at -20ºC for transport. Spin PPT ASAP and freeze at -20ºC or lower for transport. Viral load required.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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