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HIV 1, GENOTYPING

Test Number:
  • 6113
Test Alias:
Preferred Specimen:
  • PLASMA
Container Type:
  • EDTA/Lavender-top
  • PPT potassium EDTA (white-top)
Alternative Specimen:
  • Serum from SST
Volume:
  • 3 mL
Collection Instructions:
  • PLASMA (PREFERRED): Separate plasma from cells by centrifugation within 24 hours of collection. Transfer the plasma to a separate plastic screw-cap vial. Ship frozen. SERUM (ACCEPTABLE): Acceptable for genotyping but may observe a reduced viral quantitation value. Collect blood in sterile tubes with no anticoagulants; Serum Separator Tubes (SST®s) are recommended. Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to sterile, plastic screw-cap, aliquot tubes and store at -18° C or colder. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of specimen.
Transport Temperature:
  • Frozen
Specimen Stability:
  • Plasma:
  • Room temperature: 24 hours
  • Refrigerated: 5 days
  • Frozen: 35 days
  • Serum:
  • Room temperature: 3 hours
  • Refrigerated: 48 hours
  • Frozen: 90 days
Methodology:
  • DNA Sequencing • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
CPT Code:
  • 87900
  • 87901
Reject Criteria:
  • Received room temperature;unspun PPT tube;PPT tube received frozen;heparinized plasma
Reference Range:
Report Available:
  • 13 days

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