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Lab Test Dictionary

HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo (>12 Years and Older)

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)


Synonyms

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody Screen, Screen for Antibodies to Both HIV-1 and HIV-2

Specimen Type

Serum

Performing Lab

RCHSD Serology


Epic ID

LAB1812

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

24 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

4-6 mL Blood

Container Type

Gold (SST)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a (red-top) tube is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 2 Days; Refrigerated: 1 Week

Test Volume Required

3 mL Serum

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL Serum

Processing Instructions

Separate serum into a separate tube and place in refrigerator. For STATs, deliver to Micro immediately.


Included Tests

HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody. HIV-1 p24 antigen.


Comments

Approved only for patient 12 years of age or older. Samples from patients less than 11 years of age will be sent to Quest for TC 91431. All positives will auto-reflex for confirmatory testing to Quest TC 91431.


CPT Codes

87806


Revised

8/17/23

Initials

SA