Specimen Requirements

Title

HIV-1 GENOTYPE

Specimen Requirement

1 PPT (EDTA Separator) Tube/2.0 mL plasma. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate plasma. Ship same day as drawn.

Methodology

Stability

Refrigerated 5 days; Frozen 35 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

8-11 days Setup Mon-Sat

Clinical Use

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.

Test Code

GTHIV