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HIV Proviral DNA

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Blood
Mnemonic HIV PROVIR
Specimen Requirements

2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

Pediatric: 2 mL

Collection must occur on Monday or Tuesday to allow for shipping of blood before Wednesday.

Specimen Handling

Do not freeze.

Transport whole blood on ice. Ensure tubes are not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Send specimen in a separate bag with a photocopy of the requisition.

Ship by TDG category B.

Additional Information
Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s)
Reference Interval