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Test ID: HIV2L    
HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation, 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

Confirmation of presence of HIV-2 antibodies in serum with repeatedly reactive combined HIV-1/-2 or HIV-2 antibody-only screening serologic test results


Diagnosis of HIV-2 infection

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

The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Testing Algorithm (excludes HIV rapid testing)

-HIV Rapid Serologic Testing Follow-up Algorithm

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

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

Line Immunoassay (LIA)

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

HIV-2 Ab Confirmation, S

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

HIV-2 confirmation
HIV-2 blot
HIV-2 antibody blot