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HIV-1 Trofile

Mnemonic:    [HIV TROF]
Name:    HIV-1 Trofile
Specimen:    3 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Collect 2 full EDTA tubes. Centrifuge and separate the plasma within 2 hours of collection. Freeze the separated plasma immediately in 2 separate polypropylene containers for shipping.

Separate frozen specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered. Samples previously thawed are unacceptable.

See back of Monogram order form for complete sample and processing instructions.
Minimum Spec:    3 mL
Transport Temp:    Critical Frozen sample. Freeze immediately and transport frozen.
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 weeks frozen.
Ref Lab/Code:    Monogram E3100
  Method:    Recombinant virus, single replication
Note:    Co-Receptor Tropism Assay:
Used to determine eligibility for CCR5 antogonist therapy. This assay is intended for use only in patients with documented HIV-1 infectionsand a documented viral load greater than 1000 copies/mL plasma.

This test is not orderable in Logician (Centricity) or in ERNE (Millenium). Please called the lab to order.
Processing Info:    Send out on a Monogram requisition. Usually the form will be completed by the Infectious Diseases office. Keep a copy of the original order in CR.

All Monogram requsitions should be marked "Bill Client". If the physician's office has written in patient billing information, place an X through it.

Call Monogram (1-800-777-0177; Client # 03958) for courier pickup. The courier is our ARUP courier but Monogram must be phoned in advance to authorize the pickup.