Recommended when a patient’s viral load is undetectable, tropism is unknown and substitution with a CCR5 antagonist-containing regimen is desired.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Whole Blood, one lavender (EDTA) top tube
Whole blood frozen immediately.
Samples not received frozen
CD4 cell culture assay for phenotypic recombinant-virus co-receptor tropism
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