HIV2M - Overview: HIV-2 Antibody Screen, Serum

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Test ID: HIV2M    
HIV-2 Antibody Screen, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for and detection of HIV-2 antibodies in asymptomatic individuals

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HIV2LHIV-2 Ab Confirmation, SYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If HIV-2 antibody by EIA is repeatedly reactive, then HIV-2 antibody confirmation for confirmatory or supplemental testing will be added at an additional charge.


This test should be ordered only to screen or HIV-2 antibodies in asymptomatic individuals with or without risk factors for this infection.


For testing symptomatic patients (ie, diagnostic purposes) with or without risk factors for HIV-2 infection, order HIV2 / HIV-2 Antibody Evaluation, Serum.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV-2 Testing Algorithm: Screening (Nonsymptomatic) Diagnostic (Symptomatic)

-HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay) Including Follow-up of Reactive HIV Rapid Serologic Test Results

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

HIV-2 Ab Screen, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
HIV 2 Ab
HIV-2 Ab
HIV2 Antibody
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)