10-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
Specimen Collection Details
TWO 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
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.
3 mL plasma.
2 mL plasma.
Frozen on dry ice. Do not ship on Fridays. Send specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
This test is intended only for patients having viral loads ≥ 1000 copies/mL. Confirm within the 2 weeks prior to submission.
Specimen not frozen within 2 hours of collection; thawed specimen.