HIVDI - Overview: HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation and Differentiation, Serum

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Test Name

Test ID: HIVDI    
HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation and Differentiation, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Confirmation and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in serum specimens that show reactive results with third- (HIV-1/-2 antibody only) and fourth- (HIV antigen and antibody) generation HIV serologic assays

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody confirmation and differentiation test begins with Geenius HIV-1/2 Supplemental Assay (Bio-Rad Laboratories).


For explanation of testing algorithm involving this assay, see HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay) including Follow-up of Reactive HIV Rapid Serologic Test Results in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


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

HIV Ab Confirm / Differentiation, S

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

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Anti-HIV-1/-2 Differentiation
HIV Types 1 and 2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Ab
HIV-1/-2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Antibody Differentiation
HIV Antibody Differentiation
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)