HIV2M - Specimen: HIV-2 Antibody Screen, Serum

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Test ID: HIV2M    
HIV-2 Antibody Screen, Serum

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Collection Container/Tube: 

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top                                  

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.2 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of specimen required to perform an assay once, including instrument and container dead space. Submitting the minimum specimen volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory or perform reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum specimen volume may result in a QNS (quantity not sufficient) result, requiring a second specimen to be collected.

0.2 mL

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

NA

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
SerumFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days