87901, 87906, 87900
Detect resistance of HIV-1 to protease, reverse transcriptase, and integrase inhibitors.
Lavender-top (EDTA) or plasma preparation tubes (PPT™)
Collect specimen in three lavender-top (EDTA) tubes or three PPT™ tubes. Do not use green-top (heparin) tubes. Centrifuge specimen within six hours of collection. Transfer plasma to one or more screw-cap polypropylene transport tube(s). Snap-cap or Pop-top tubes should be avoided and may result in specimen rejection. Immediately freeze specimen at – 20° C. Do not place samples on dry ice until completely frozen. Ship specimens frozen. To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.
Freeze for shipment or long-term storage.
PPT™ not centrifuged; insufficient volume; heparinized plasma; nonfrozen specimens; specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles