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  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus - 1 (HIV-1) Genotype; RT/PR Genes

    Test Name:Human Immunodeficiency Virus - 1 (HIV-1) Genotype; RT/PR Genes
    Epic Order Code:LAB5619  
     LAB5218: With Quantitative HIV
    CPT Code:87901  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma, 2.0 mL  
    Acceptable Container(s):  
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Saturday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     Routine: 2 - 4 days
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation required. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove plasma from the red cells. Store and transport at -20° C up to 24 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport at -70° C up to 30 days.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent volume, incorrect/delay in transport.
    Reference Range:See patient report.
    Additional Information:Antiviral resistance may compromise highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV-infected patients receiving HAART. When combination therapy fails, detection and analysis of HIV genotypic mutations can guide necessary changes to antiretroviral therapy and decrease HIV viral load, thereby improving patient outcome.