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Test ID: RHIV    
HIV Antibody Rapid Test Confirmatory Profile, 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

Follow-up serologic testing of patients with reactive rapid HIV antibody screening test results


Confirmatory testing by Western blot is recommended on serum specimens that are reactive by the rapid HIV antibody tests, even if the chemiluminescence immunoassay results are non-reactive in these patients

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
CTHIVHIV-1/-2 Ab Screen, SNoYes
WBARHIV-1/-2 Ab Confirm Eval, SYesYes

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
HIV2LHIV-2 Ab Confirmation, SYesNo

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

When this test is ordered, both HIV-1/-2 antibody screen and HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory testing will always be performed.

If HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory evaluation is negative, then HIV-2 antibody evaluation is performed at an additional charge.

If HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory evaluation is indeterminate or uninterpretable, then HIV-1 antibody confirmation by immunofluorescence and HIV-2 antibody evaluation are performed at an additional charge.

If HIV-2 antibody evaluation is reactive, then HIV-2 antibody confirmation will be performed at an additional charge.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Rapid Serologic Testing Follow-up Algorithm

-HIV Treatment Monitoring 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

CTHIV: Chemiluminescence Assay

WBAR: Western Blot

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

HIV Ab Rapid Test Confirm Prof, S

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

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Rapid HIV Antibody Confirmation
Rapid Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) Confirmation
Western Blot Assay