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HIV Proviral DNA

Microbiology


Specimen

Plasma

Specimen container

Pink top (EDTA) 1ml – Neonate

Pink top (EDTA) 6ml – Mother

Special Instructions

Please state time of collection and label with the minimum patient identification. Labelling must include the following:

  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Unique Identifier – NHS NumberĀ  (Hospital No)
  • Name of mother
  • NHS number of mother

Please include relevant clinical details and any antimicrobial therapy the patient is taking.

Test Usage

Determination of HIV genotype in pregnant women.

Determination of HIV status of neonates born to HIV positive mothers. Send a sample at 0, 6 and 12 weeks of age.

Availability

Sent to Reference Laboratory

Processing Time

5 days

Urgent Specimen Instructions

Please contact the laboratory to discuss urgent tests

Reference

http://www.bhiva.org/HIV-testing-guidelines.aspx

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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