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HIV resistance, integrase, tropism (Molecular Microbiology)

General information

Collection container (including preservatives): CE marked leak proof container

Specimen type: EDTA Blood

Collection: Freshly drawn whole blood in EDTA

Specimen transport: Blood to arrive at the laboratory within 6 hours of being drawn

Minimum volume of sample: 3.0 mL

Special precautions: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.

Laboratory information

Turn round time for provisional result (working days): 7 days

Turn round time to final result (working days): 10 days

Urgent results available by prior arrangement

Clinical information

Treatment information: In order to provide a more complete service, it would be helpful for us to know the treatment history of the patient, results of previous tests, and, if possible, CD4 counts. A specific request form for tropism will be supplied on request