Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
The high replication rate of HIV-1 coupled with its rapid mutation rate drives the accumulation of mutations, some of which confer reduced susceptibility to antiretroviral agents. HIV-1 Genotyping identifies mutations in the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and protease genes. Genotyping can be used to identify mutations associated with current or evolving resistance and monitor transmission of drug-resistant HIV-1.
Interpretive report provided.
- HIV-1 GenotypR PLUS
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Genotype
- HIV Genotype
- Protease Inhibitors (HIV-1)
- Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (HIV-1)
- HIV Genotypic Reisistance
Collect specimen in a lavender top or ACD (solution B) tube. Centrifuge, aliquot plasma into a plastic screw-cap vial and freeze within 24 hours of collection.
Test sent to Warde Medical Laboratory; performed by Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute of Valencia.