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HIV-1 Phenotype comprehensive (Lab Approval Required)

Lab Section: 



Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 




Drug susceptibility using HIV culture


Sent to ARUP/ Monogram


2-3 weeks

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 6.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 6.0 mL
Requires documented HIV-1 infection and viral load greater than 500 copies/mL
Transport: Ship frozen on dry ice.
Handling: Separate plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Transfer 3 mL plasma and freeze immediately.
Unacceptable conditions: Thawed specimens



Provide patient's most recent viral load and collection date.

CPT Code(s): 

87903 (1-10 drugs); 87904 x 11 (each additional drug).

Last Changed: 

9/1/2017 4:21:10 PM

Last Reviewed: 

9/1/2017 4:21:10 PM