Monitoring of HIV infected patients for risk of disease progression and emergence of resistant populations
Collect 2 separate Lavender (EDTA), 4mL tubes to ensure that 2 mL of plasma is available for testing (1 tube will not usually yield this amount of plasma).
2 Frozen - 1.0 mL aliquots in Transfer vial/tube for small volume specimens (Sarstedt) (preferred) or AHL False Bottom Plasma/Serum Transport Tubes
Snap cap conical tube for transport of Sarstedt vials
Hospital clients submitting a request for this assay on an outpatient with Medicare should complete and submit a Molecular Medical billing request form along with the sample.
Cobas Ampliprep/Cobas TaqMan48 (HIV IVD, Roche)