HIV Phenosense GT HIVPGT
|Method(s)||Phenotyping and Genotyping|
Two 5 mL lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes. Also acceptable: two 5 mL PPT tubes.
3 mL plasma, frozen. (Min: 3 mL)
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.|
|CPTCode||87900, 87901; 87903; 87904 X11|
|Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)|
See Laboratory Report.