Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) plasma from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube. Separate plasma within 2 hours of collection in a plastic transport vial and freeze immediately. Ship frozen. DO NOT THAW..
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): N/A
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Reverse Transcriptase PCR and DNA Sequencing
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 15 – 20 days
Usage: The high replication rate of HIV 1 coupled with its rapid mutation rate leads to accumulation of mutations, some of which reduce susceptibility to antiretroviral agents. HIV 1 Genotyping identifies mutations in HIV 1 Reverse Transcriptase & Protease genes. Genotyping helps in identifying the mutations associated with resistance and guiding initiation or change of Anti HIV 1 treatment regimens.
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required