HIV Antigen/Antibody (HIV-1/HIV-2)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:

HIV AG/AB

CPT CODE:

87389

CDM NUMBER: 3481001
DAYS PERFORMED:

 Daily

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SSTTM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood (serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA: Excessive hemolysis, gross contamination of specimen, chylous serum, improper storage of specimen, inappropriate specimen container, insufficient specimen volume.
MINIMUM VOLUME: 7 mL blood (4 mL serum)
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Specimen should be transported as soon as possible. When transportation is delayed, refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE:

No HIV p24 antigen, HIV-1 or HIV-2 antibody detected

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

This test is not diagnostic for AIDS, but, when confirmed, does indicate infection with the HIV-1, HIV-2 or p24 antigen. A negative result may be seen in a patient very early (before seroconversion) or very late in the natural history of HIV infection.

METHODOLOGY:

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All specimens determined positive will be confirmed by Multi Spot analysis.

LAST UPDATED:

8-20-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):AIDS Screening Test; HIV-1 Antibody; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody (HIV-1/HIV-2); Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1) Antibody; Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Antibody