HIV-1 Genotyping, PR and RT, DNA Sequencing [15459X]

Test Code
HIVGE

CPT Codes
87900, 87901

Preferred Specimen
4 mL plasma collected in an EDTA (lavender-top), or PPT potassium EDTA (white-top) tube

Minimum Volume
1 mL

Instructions
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.

Transport Container
Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature
Frozen

Specimen Stability
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

Methodology
DNA Sequencing • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reference Range
None detected

Performed By
Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute



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