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HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1), Genotyping

Mnemonic:    [HIV1 GENO]
Name:    HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1), Genotyping
Specimen:    5 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Collect 2 full 4.5 mL EDTA tubes.

Centrifuge and separate the plasma within 2 hours of collection. Freeze the separated plasma immediately.

Serum, heparinized plasma and whole blood samples are unacceptable.

Separate frozen specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Samples previously thawed are unacceptable.
Minimum Spec:    2.5 mL
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Spec Stability:    Stable 24 hours refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0055670
  Method:    RT PCT/DNA Sequencing
Note:    This test may be unsuccessful if the HIV-1 RNA viral load is less than 1,000 HIV-1 RNA copies per mL of plasma.