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ID:714 HIV Resistance Test
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Description Test of drug resistance. The Protease and RT region of the genome is amplified, sequenced and compared to genome sequences on Stanford HIV drug resistance web site to determine wild type vs resistant mutations. PI/RT are the routine resistance testing available, Integrase and Fusion (T20) is also available.
IndicationTo determine the drug resistance of HIV positive patients either prior to or during treatment with Protease inhibitors, Nucleoside RTI or Non-Nucleoside RTI drugs.. Requires viral load of >1000copies/ml. Lower levels please contact the laboratory.
Additional InfoHIV tropism also available. This test is referred to Virology Department, Royal Free Hospital (CPA accredited)
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
InterpretationFull resistance profile is issued as a report on ppm+ (LTHT) or as a paper report. Where necessary this will include interpretive medic comments

DepartmentVirology
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA
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Collection ConditionsSend a baseline blood prior to drug treatment and following treatment failures.
Min. Vol4ml (FULL tube)
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Ref. Range (Male)
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT18 days
IP Routine TAT18 days
GP Acute TAT18 days
GP Routine TAT18 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 01/12/2018 12:50:14. Published By K Roberts on 01/12/2017 12:50:14.