HIV 1/2 Screen HIV12C
One 6 mL pink (EDTA) top tube. A dedicated tube is preferred. Serum or heparinized plasma may be used for the initial test, but neither can be used for confirmatory testing.
Transport unopened dedicated tube at 2-8ºC.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 8 months
|Notes||All equivocal or reactive results are held until confirmed by HIV 1/2 antibody differentiation test. If HIV 1/2 antibody differentiation is negative or indeterminate, then HIV-1 RNA will be performed.|
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