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Test ID: HIVE    
HIV-1/-2 Antibody Evaluation, Serum

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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

Screening and confirmation of HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 infection

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
WBARHIV-1/-2 Ab Confirm 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.

This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antibody screen by the chemiluminescence immunoassay method. If HIV-1/-2 antibody screen chemiluminescence immunoassay result is reactive, then HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory evaluation is performed at an additional charge. HIV-1/-2 antibody confirmatory evaluation is a reflex test that includes HIV-1 Western blot assay and, when appropriate and at an additional charge, HIV-2 antibody screen by EIA, HIV-1 antibody confirmation by immunofluorescence assay, and HIV-2 antibody confirmation by line immunoassay.


The following algorithms are available in Special Instructions:

-HIV Rapid Serologic Testing Follow-up Algorithm

-HIV Testing Algorithm (excludes HIV rapid testing)

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

Chemiluminescence Assay

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

HIV-1/-2 Ab Evaluation, S

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

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
HIV Types 1/2 Antibody, Serum
HIV-1/-2 Ab
HIV-1/-2 Antibodies
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Western Blot Assay