HIV 1/2 Screen HIV12C

Method(s) Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect

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

Transport unopened dedicated tube at 2-8ºC.

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 14 days; Frozen: 8 months

Schedule Mon-Sat 0730-2300
Billing Code 1010583
CPTCode 87389
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.
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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