HIV-1 GENOTYPE

Test Documentation
Components
Includes RT Gene Mutations, PR Gene Mutations
A minimum viral load of 400 IU/mL is required for testing.

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge, separate plasma from cells within 24 hours and send 3.0 mL plasma (1.0 mL minimum) frozen in a screw-capped plastic vial. Dedicated specimens are required.

Rejection Criteria
Serum, whole blood

Methodology
Reverse Transcriptase PCR and DNA sequencing

Stability
Room temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 6 days; Frozen: 42 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Monday-Saturday

Turnaround Time8-12 days
Test CodeHIVG
CPT-4 Code (s)
87900, 87901
LOINC Codes
48558-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory