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This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antibody EIA. If HIV-1/-2 antibody EIA is reactive, then HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation is performed at an additional charge.
HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody differentiation test begins with the Bio-Rad Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test, with the following reflex testing. In specimens with indeterminate HIV-1 antibody but negative HIV-2 antibody results, HIV-1 antibody confirmation by Western blot is performed at an additional charge. In specimens with reactive or unreadable results for both HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies, HIV-1 antibody confirmation by Western blot and HIV-2 antibody confirmation are performed at additional charges. In specimens with negative HIV-1 antibody, but reactive HIV-2 antibody results, HIV-2 antibody confirmation is performed at an additional charge.
This is the appropriate test for testing symptomatic individuals.
This test is not appropriate for asymptomatic individuals. To screen for HIV antibodies in hemolyzed specimens from asymptomatic individuals with or without risk factors for HIV infection, order HV1CM / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Screen for Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum.
See HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay) Including Follow-up of Reactive HIV Rapid Serologic Test Results in Special Instructions.
Preferred: Serum gel
Acceptable: Red top
Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial
Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL
Collection Instructions: Spin down and remove serum from clot within 24 hours.
1. If the initial EIA result is negative and this test was 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 HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation by membrane immunoconcentration (HIVDI).
2. The HV1WB / HIV-1 Antibody Confirmation by Western Blot, Serum test has not been FDA-approved for testing on cadaveric specimens; if performed, testing will be resulted with a disclaimer.
Mild OK; Gross OK
Mild OK; Gross reject
Mild OK; Gross reject
|Serum||Frozen (preferred)||30 days|