Pathology Handbook

HIV pro-viral DNA

Synonyms

Clinical Indications

Baby of HIV positive mother

Test Includes

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Request Form

ICE request

Availability

On request during routine working hours

Samples should be taken during the morning to allow them to be sent to the Reference Laboratory (Colindale) on the same day

Specific Criteria

Please give detailed clinical information including date of onset/contact with the suspected infection

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

Specimen

Whole Blood, purple top (EDTA) tube

Volume

5 ml

Container

Vacutainer purple top

Collection

Samples should be transported to laboratory immediately

Causes for Rejection

Unlabelled / inadequately labelled sample
Incorrect sample type
Insufficient clinical information given

Reference Range

 -

Lab Handling

Send to Reference Laboratory on receipt