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Alias Names: HIV / Tropism
Methodology: Single Cell Recombinant Virus Assay
Edit Date: 6/9/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday
Released: 10-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87999-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: TWO 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze within 2 hours of collection. Do not allow to thaw. Indicate most recent viral load and viral load collection date on requisition.
Standard Volume: 3 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL plasma.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice. Do not ship on Fridays. Send specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Comments: This test is intended only for patients having viral loads ≥ 1000 copies/mL. Confirm within the 2 weeks prior to submission.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not frozen within 2 hours of collection; thawed specimen.

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