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HIV-1 Genotyping, PR and RT, DNA Sequencing [15459X]
Please note: This test can only be performed reliably on specimens with a viral load of at least 2000 copies/mL.
4 mL EDTA plasma collected in a (lavender-top) or PPT (white-top) tube
Separate plasma from the clot within 6 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to a sterile, plastic, screw-capped, aliquot tube or vial.
Sterile, plastic, screw-capped, aliquot tube or vial
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 6 days
Frozen: 90 days
Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Specimens collected in Heparin tubes are unacceptable for testing. Plasma frozen in plasma preparation tube (PPT) is unacceptable.
RT-PCR • DNA Sequencing
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute