Laboratory Assays in the Clinical Management of Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Author: Mark Holodniy, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 12/12/17 (What's New)


  • At least 1 commercially available genotypic tropism assay in the United States
    • Studies indicate that results of this assay are comparable to high-sensitivity phenotypic testing[Kagan 2014]
  • A genotypic tropism assay that assesses cell-associated proviral DNA from whole blood or peripheral blood mononuclear cells is also available

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Keywords: Tropism