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HIV RNA Genotyping (Sendaway Test)

Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:HRG
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:EDTA
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mL
CSF Tube 3
EDTA 10 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:9 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Therapy status must be provided in clinical notes. List antiviral agents if on therapy.

Also request HIV Integrase testing if patient is on an Integrase inhibitor.

A minimum of 1 mL CSF required for this test.

This test can only be performed on specimens with a HIV viral load of 500 copies/mL or greater.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature

EDTA dedicated.

Processing Instructions:Centrifuge
Store frozen

Test test requires the collection of one EDTA tube (can be combined with HIV viral load).

EDTA sample is to be centrifuged, plasma aliquoted and frozen at -30c  

Send frozen specimens to VIDRL on dry ice.

Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack

If EDTA plasma, send to VIDRL on Dry Ice.