Determines viral phenotype resistance to three classes of commonly prescribed antiretroviral drugs: nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors(NRTI), nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors(NNRTI), and protease inhibitors (PI). Viral replication capacity is also included.
Collect specimen in two (2) lavender-top (EDTA) tubes
To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, submit a separate frozen aliquot for each test requested.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and viral culture
An interpretive report will be provided