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Test ID: HV1CM    
HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Screen for Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum

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


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

Diagnosis of HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 infection in cadaveric or hemolyzed serum specimens from asymptomatic patients with or without risk factors for HIV infection (assay kit is FDA-approved for testing cadaveric or hemolyzed blood specimens)

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
HIVDIHIV-1/-2 Ab Differentiation, SYesNo
HV1WBHIV-1 Ab Confirm by Western Blot, SYesNo
HIV2LHIV-2 Ab Confirmation, SYesNo

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

This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antibody EIA. If HIV-1/-2 antibody EIA is reactive, then HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation is performed at an additional charge. HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody differentiation test begins with the Bio-Rad Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test, with the following reflex testing. In specimens with indeterminate HIV-1 antibody but negative HIV-2 antibody results, HIV-1 antibody confirmation by Western blot is performed at an additional charge. In specimens with reactive or unreadable results for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies, HIV-1 antibody confirmation by Western blot and HIV-2 antibody confirmation are performed at additional charges. In specimens with negative HIV-1 antibody but reactive HIV-2 antibody results, HIV-2 antibody confirmation is performed at an additional charge.


This is the appropriate test for testing asymptomatic individuals.


This test is not appropriate for testing symptomatic individuals. For testing hemolyzed specimens from symptomatic patients (ie, diagnostic purposes) with or without risk factors for HIV infection, order HV1CD / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibodies for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum.


See HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay) Including Follow-up of Reactive HIV Rapid Serologic Test Results in Special Instructions.

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)-Screening Procedure

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

HIV-1/-2 Ab Screen Hemolyzed, 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)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)