Blood sample (plasma)
Pink top EDTA (6ml)
Please state time of collection and label with the minimum patient identification. Labelling must include the following:
PCR based test, requires viral load of >1000copies/ml.
Detection of resistance mechanisms in HIV infection to inform antiviral therapy choices.
Sent to Reference Laboratory
http://www.bhiva.org/HIV-testing-guidelines.aspxSpecimen Labelling Procedure