HIV TROFILE®

Mnemonic

HIV-1 TROP

Synonym

Co-receptor Tropism

Guidelines

Detect HIV-1 co-receptor tropism; determine eligibility for CCR5 antagonist therapy. Procedure should be used for patients with documented HIV-1 infection and viral loads ≥1,000 copies/mL plasma.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, two lavender (EDTA) top tubes.

Handling

Centrifuge within 6 hours, and transfer to plastic screw-cap tube. Freeze immediately after centrifugation.

Preferred Volume

3.0 mL frozen plasma

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Specimens other than EDTA plasma, secimens not frozen

Testing Information

Performed

Varies

Method

Recombinant virus, single replication

Referral Lab

Monogram Biosciences (E3100)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87999

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:15 AM