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Test Name

HIV-1 Genotype

CPT Code(s)

87900, 87901

Methodology

DNA Sequencing • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Limitations

An infection is often composed of a variety of strains of the virus. The test may identify only the predominant type of virus thus leaving the minority viruses to thrive once the predominant type is treated. Lack of resistance may not confer susceptibilities.

Reference Range(s)

See Laboratory Report

Clinical Significance

This test is intended for use in conjunction with clinical presentation and other laboratory markers of disease progress for the clinical management of HIV-1 infected patients. The test identifies drug resistance-associated mutations in the HIV-1 protease and reverse transcriptase genes. It can be used to predict antiretroviral drug resistance before initiation of therapy and in patients experiencing virologic failure while on therapy.

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Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

* The tests listed by specialist are a select group of tests offered. For a complete list of Quest Diagnostics tests, please refer to our Directory of Services.

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