Test Catalog

Test ID: HIVI    
HIV-1 Genotypic Integrase Inhibitor Drug Resistance, Plasma

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

See HIV Treatment Monitoring Algorithm in Special Instructions.

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

Ordering Guidance

This test is intended to be used to monitor known HIV-positive infections. It is not intended for primary detection of HIV infections.

Shipping Instructions

Ship frozen on dry ice. If shipment will be delayed for more than 5 days, freeze specimen at -70 degrees C (up to 35 days) until shipment on dry ice.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Polypropylene vial

Specimen Volume: 2.2 mL

Collection Instructions: Centrifuge and aliquot plasma per collection tube manufacturer's instructions for use (eg, centrifuge and aliquot within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

Additional Information: To ensure a minimum HIV-1 RNA amount (at least 500 copies/mL), the preferred blood volume must be submitted. Testing may be canceled is the specimen supplied is inadequate.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Gross hemolysis OK
Gross lipemia OK

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)35 days
 Refrigerated 5 days