HIV-1 PhenoSense (Phenotype Only)

Abbrev Code:ARMISC   
Order Code:LAB4909Order Name:Phenosense Phenotype Only
Order Instructions:HIV-1 combined phenotyping provides antiretroviral susceptibility information for protease inhibitors (PI) and reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI, NNRTI)
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and viral culture.
CPT Codes: 87903 x1, 87904 x12, 87903 x1, 87904 x12
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 19-26 days.
Special Instructions:Provide patient's most recent viral load and viral load collection date. Procedure should be used for patients with documented HIV-1 infection and viral loads greater than 500 copies/mL.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:6.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Thawed specimens.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 3 mL plasma within 6 hours of collection. Freeze immediately. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice. CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Stability:24 hours refrigerated; 2 weeks frozen at -20.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Monogram Biosciences via ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3000882


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Determines viral phenotype resistance to antiretroviral drugs.

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