HIV Genotype


Test Information

Test Name

HIV Genotype

Synonyms

HIV drug resistance testing; HIV anti-retroviral resistance and genotyping

Preferred Specimen

6 mL EDTA

Testing Location

Referral

Turn Around Time

5 weeks


Collection Information

Main Lab Only

Yes

Patient Requestable

No

Preparation

  • Please check viral load before submitting for HIV genotyping and drug resistance analysis. A minimum HIV viral load of 3.0 log copy/ml is required for successful typing.
  • Genotyping will not be attempted if viral load is <3.0 log copies/mL
  • It is essential that the specimen is collected while the patient is still receiving antiretroviral drug therapy, otherwise wild-type virus will outgrow resistant variants and mutations will not be detected.

Delivery and Handling

Send to Lab ASAP


Processing Information

Registration Code

HIVG

Notes

  • DO NOT share sample; dedicated tube required
  • Separate & freeze within 2 hours of collection

Methodology

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

LabPlus (via WHL)

Send Away Transport

Frozen

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