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HIV-1 Genotyping, PR and RT, DNA Sequencing [15459X]Test Code
4 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), or PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube
Separate plasma from the clot within 6 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a plastic screw-cap vial and ship frozen on dry ice.
Note: This test can only be performed reliably on specimens with a viral load of at least 2000 copies/mL.
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 90 days
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Received room temperature • Specimens collected in heparin tubes • Plasma frozen in PTT tubes
DNA Sequencing • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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