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Test ID: FFTRP    
Trofile Co-Receptor Tropism Assay

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Draw blood in either PPT (pearl top) or lavender-top (EDTA) tubes. Remove plasma from cells immediately, and transfer specimen to a screw-capped, plastic vial. Freeze 3 mL of PPT plasma or EDTA plasma immediately, send specimen frozen.

 

RECOMMENDED:

1.       Patient's most recent viral load

2.       Viral load collection date

 

Note:   1.  Intended to use only for patients with viral loads greater than or equal to 1000 copies/mL. For best results, viral loads should be confirmed within two weeks prior to submission for testing at Monogram.

           2. Patient samples submitted <30 days apart are considered duplicate and will be cancelled.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

1 mL

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

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm reject; Cold reject

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Plasma EDTAFrozen