Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) plasma from 2 Lavender Top (EDTA) tubes. Separate plasma aseptically within 2 hours of collection. Ship refrigerated or frozen. 12 hours fasting is recommended.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 5 days
Stability (Frozen): 6 months
Method: Real Time RT-PCR
Comment: Avoid freeze thaw cycles. Samples received on holidays will be reported in next schedule / next working day.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This test is intended for use as an aid in the management of HIV 1 infected patients and is not intended for use in the initial diagnosis or confirmation of HIV 1 infection. This test is used to assess patient prognosis and monitor the effect of anti-retroviral therapy.
Home Collection: Available
Department: MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS
Pre-test Information: 12 hours fasting is recommended.