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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeHIVP
Method

HIV pro viral DNA detection.

External Price$354.74(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Pre-Testing Requirements

Advanced notice required. Take sample at start of working week. PLEASE NOTE: With Paediatic samples a minimum of 2.0mL of sample is required

Patient Specimen5 mL blood in EDTA(Lavender)
Paediatric Specimen5 mL blood in EDTA(Lav) or minimum of 2.0mL of EDTA Blood(Lav)
Sample Delivery to LabAmbient temperature
  

Instructions for Referral to CHLabs

 
Aliquot InstructionsDo NOT aliquot.Do NOT separate
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test AvailabilityReferred to LabPlus, Auckland
Interpretation

For application and interpretation refer Additional Comments.

Additional Information

Application:

The main application of HIV pro-viral DNA PCR is to diagnose HIV infection in infants born to HIV-infected mothers. Please consult a Microbiologist or Microbiology Registrar before sending samples.

 

Testing is commonly performed at birth and after the compulsory 6 weeks treatment.

 

Testing may be performed in special cases to diagnose HIV infection when synthesis of antibodies is masked or not present.. Please consult a Microbiologist or Microbiology Registrar before sending samples

Testing is performed at Labplus in Auckland.

 

A negative result may be due to:

1. Absence of HIV, or

2. Level of virus in sample below the sensitivity limits of the assay, or

3. Sequence variation of virus not recognised by the test primers.

Results should be interpreted in correlation with clinical history.

 

Delphic Number Test Number2888

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