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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Serum SST

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: Serum gel

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Spin down and remove serum from clot within 24 hours.

Additional Information:

1. If this test is ordered as a follow-up evaluation of a specimen with a reactive rapid HIV antibody test result, clients must call Mayo Medical Laboratories at 800-533-1710 or 507-266-5700 to add supplemental testing by Western blot if the initial EIA result is negative.

2. Indicate if specimens are from autopsy/cadaver sources so that the proper FDA-licensed assay can be performed.

3. The HV1WB / HIV-1 Antibody Confirmation by Western Blot, Serum test has not been FDA-approved for testing on cadaveric specimens.

4. 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.

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.

1 mL

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


Mild OK; Gross OK


Mild OK; Gross reject


Mild OK; Gross reject



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
Serum SSTFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Ambient 7 days
 Refrigerated 7 days