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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

Screening for and detection of HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 antibodies in hemolyzed serum specimens from nonsymptomatic individuals with or without risk factors for HIV infection (assay kit is FDA-approved for testing 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
HIVFAHIV-1 Ab Confirm by IFA, SYesNo
HIV2HIV-2 Ab Eval, SYesNo
WBARHIV-1/-2 Ab Confirm Eval, 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 confirmatory evaluation is performed at an additional charge. HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory evaluation is a reflex test that includes HIV-1 Western blot (WB) assay and, when appropriate and at an additional charge, HIV-2 EIA, HIV-1 immunofluorescence, and HIV-2 antibody confirmation.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Testing Algorithm (excludes HIV rapid testing)

-HIV Rapid Serologic Testing Follow-up Algorithm

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)
Western Blot Assay