HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-1, GENOTYPING

Mnemonic

HIVGT

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Plasma, two 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Centrifuge EDTA whole blood within 6 hours of collection. Remove plasma and transfer specimen to two labeled polypropylene screw-capped tubes. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

Preferred Volume

4.0  mL

Minimum Volume

1.5 mL

Transport

Frozen

Rejection Criteria

Contaminated or severely lipemic specimens

Stability

ON CELLS: Ambient: 6 hours. AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 4 months

Testing Information

Note

Must have current HIV viral load to perform HIV genotype testing.

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

4-9 days

Method

Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction/Nucleic Acid Sequencing

Referral Lab

ARUP (55670)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

87901

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM