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HIV 1/2 antibodies, rapid (Lab Orderable Only)

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB3515

 

Synonyms: 

HIV, rapid

Methodology: 

Lateral flow immunoassay

Schedule: 

Daily

Reported: 

1 hour

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 2.0 mL Blood in a Gold Top Tube.
Lavender Top Tube also acceptable.
Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
Requires phone call. Performed in Core Lab when Virology is closed

 

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Women in labor who have not been tested for HIV or who may have acquired infection since last tested. Needlestick exposures.

Preliminary result; detects IgG only. Sample is retested using more sensitive 4th generation HIV test when Virology is open.

Reference Interval: 

Negative 

CPT Code(s): 

86318

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:02:08 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:02:08 PM