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Test Code HIVS Rapid HIV 1/2 antibody and P24 antigen

Important Note

NOTE: This test is only to be used in cases where a rapid result (i.e. blood and body fluid exposure or pending OB delivery with no pre-natal testing)

Additional Codes

Epic Test ID

LAB2544

Performing Laboratory

Bronson Laboratory Services-Chemistry

Reference Values

Negative

Reactive specimen will require testing for HIV1 RNA by PCR, which may require a new sample.

 

Medical evaluation and counseling should be considered an
important part of HIV antibody testing and should include test
result confirmation on a freshly drawn specimen for any patient
with initially positive results. Consideration should also be given
to negative test results; such results do not preclude the
possibility of exposure to or infection with HIV.

Methodology

STAT testing is performed by Alere Alere Determine™ HIV
1/2 Ag/Ab combo.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Gold top serum gel, or Plain Red Top
Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL

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Specimen Transport Temperature

Refrigerate

Day(s) Test Set Up

Available STAT 24/7 only for post blood/body fluid exposure
and OB delivery workups.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86703, 87899