1 PPT (EDTA Separator) Tube/2.0 mL plasma. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate plasma. Ship same day as drawn.
Refrigerated 5 days; Frozen 35 days
8-11 days Setup Mon-Sat
Identifies drug-resistant strains before initiating HIV antiretroviral therapy and detects sentinel mutations prior to virologic failure. Determines whether drug failure is due to resistance, compliance, drug metabolism, etc. Assesses what changes in antiretroviral therapy are likely to be effective.