88892:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), GENE SEQUENCING

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88892:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV), GENE SEQUENCING
Alias Names: GENE SEQ
Methodology: Not provided by reference lab.
Edit Date: 6/4/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday.
Released: 10-14 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab.
CPT Code: 87901-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling: Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells immediately. Freeze within 2 hours of collection. Do not allow to thaw.
Standard Volume: 3 mL plasma.
Minimum Volume: 2 mL plasma.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice. Do not ship on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays. Send specimen according to Infectious Substance Shipping Guidelines.
Comments: Identification of HIV-1 drug resistance mutations by sequencing. This test is intended only for patients with viral loads ≥ 500 copies/mL.
Rejection Criteria: Specimen not frozen within 2 hours of collection; thawed specimen.