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HIV-1, Miscellaneous Test to Monogram Biosciences

Mnemonic:    [HIV MONOGM]
Name:    HIV-1, Miscellaneous Test to Monogram Biosciences
Specimen:    5 mL plasma from a Lavender (EDTA) top tube. Send to lab ASAP. Collect 2 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
Note:    Some of the Monogram tests are orderable in PathNet:
--PhenoSense GT (HIV GT)
--PhenoSense (HIV COMP)
--PhenoSense Entry (HIV ENTRY)
--Trofile (HIV TROF)

If you are not sure what to order, order HIV MONOGM. Document in comments what was ordered and sent out.

HIV Viral Load Assays are sent to ARUP Labs as are the Hepatitis C assays.
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; Clinet # 03958) for courier pickup. The courier is our ARUP courier but Monogram must be phoned in advance to authorize the pickup.