Test Catalog

Test ID: FPHIV    
Phenosense HIV Drug Resistance Replication Capacity

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Draw blood into two 5 mL PPT (pearl top) or EDTA (lavender top) tube(s). Immediately centrifuge (within 2 hours of collection) at 1000-1200 x g at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Do not allow samples to remain in centrifuge after centrifugation. Remove plasma from cells immediately and transfer to a plastic screw cap tube.  Freeze immediately. Send 3 mL plasma in a screw-cap vial frozen.



  1. Patient's most recent viral load
  2. Viral load collection date

NOTE:  1. Intended for use only for patients with viral loads greater than or equal to 500 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 canceled.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

1 mL

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

Specimens other than Plasma
Anticoagulants other than PPT, EDTA
Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
Plasma EDTAFrozen