HIV Phenosense GT HIVPGT

Method(s) Phenotyping and Genotyping
Specimen Required
Collect

Two 5 mL lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes. Also acceptable: two 5 mL PPT tubes.

Transport

3 mL plasma, frozen. (Min: 3 mL)

Remarks

CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate samples must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. For PPT specimens: Collect 2 tubes and separate plasma from cells within 2 hours from collection, pour into a standard transport tube and freeze immediately. For EDTA specimens: Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours from collection, pour into a standard transport tube and freeze immediately. Indicate on the test request form the patient's most recent viral load with viral load collection date. If viral load is less than 500 copies, testing MAY NOT be performed.

Stability Collection to initiation of testing: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 month
Unacceptable Conditions Whole blood. Thawed samples. Specimens collected in yellow (ACD), or green (heparin) transport tubes. Cracked, broken, or unlabeled tubes. Samples less than 1 mL.
Schedule Please call Customer Service at 315-461-3008 for further information.
Billing Code 5010964
CPTCode 87900, 87901; 87903; 87904 X11
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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