Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Review the level of susceptibility or resistance that a person has to each antiretroviral drug in order to design an individualized treatment plan. PhenoSense GT® also includes a measure of replication capacity (RC), sometimes called viral fitness, and HIV-1 subtype.
Interpretive report provided.
Results of viral load must be greater than or equal to 500 copies/mL.
16 - 21 days
- HIV Phenotype
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Phenotype
- PhenoSense HIV Drug Resistance Assay
- HIV-1 PhenoSense GT
- Phenosense GT
Collect specimens in sufficient lavender top tubes. Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection at 1000-1200 x g at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Do not allow samples to remain in centrifuge after centrifugation. Remove plasma from cells immediately and transfer to a plastic screw cap tube. Freeze immediately.
Specimen must be spun, aliquoted and frozen with 2 hours of collection.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Monogram Biosciences.