HIV 1: Cobas 4800 HIV-1 test (Roche Diagnostics)
HIV 2: forwarded to UCL-Brussels
Samples must not be older than 24 hours after collection.
Whole blood samples should be sent in the collection tube.
Blood can be stored and sent at room temperature (20-25°C)
We accept blood samples between 8.30am and 3.00pm
HIV 1/2 viral load is carried out at:
External laboratories can prepare the samples according to the procedure (BIJ-0012 – Sampling protocol for HIV viral load ). Includes packaging instructions for plasma.
We need at least 2,5 ml plasma to perform the analyse.
HIV2: on request
HIV1: < 20 copies/ml
HIV2: < 10 copies/ml
HIV 1: Maximum 3 working days
HIV 2: Approximately 15 working days
HIV 1: Yes (ISO 15189 – 147-MED)
HIV 2: forwarded to UCL-Brussels (ISO 15189 – 106-MED)
Laatste wijziging op: 23/01/2020