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HIVPR-M
HIV-1 GENOTYPIC PR-RT RESISTANCE, P

Test Code HIVPR-M 
Test HIV-1 GENOTYPIC PR-RT RESISTANCE, P 
Methodology Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR),
and DNA Sequencing (PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.) 
Description Useful for Identification of HIV-1 genotypic mutations associated with resistance to nucleotide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleotide reverse-transcriptase inhibitors, and protease inhibitors

Guiding initiation or change of drug combinations for the treatment of HIV-1 infection 

Specimen Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Green top (heparin) tube is not acceptable. Aseptically spin down, remove plasma from cells within 6 hours, and send 2.2 mL (minimum 1.2 mL) of EDTA plasma FROZEN in a screw-capped, round-bottom, plastic vial.

NOTE:
1. This test is intended to be used to monitor known HIV-positive infections. It is not intended for primary detection of HIV infections.
2. Specimens submitted for HIV-1 genotyping should contain > or = 500 copies/mL of HIV-1 RNA. 

Reference Values Not applicable 
Analytic Time 2-3 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Varies 
CPT Code(s) 87901