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HIV tropism test (CCR5)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


2 x 4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric) , purple top,


Turnaround Time: 22 days

Genotypic detection of CCR5. The HIV tropism test is helpful in deciding whether a CCR5 blocker will be useful in controlling a patient's HIV

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Birmingham Heartlands