HIV 1 Antibody Confirmation, Western Blot


Sunquest Code:HIABWB  
Epic Code:LAB864Epic Name:HIV 1 Antibody Western Blot Confirm
Synonyms:Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Antibody, Western Blot
Methodology:Western blot
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Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3 days.
Special Instructions:Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for HIV 1 or HIV 1-2 antibodies.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Blue Na Citrate, 3.2% - fill to fill line on tube, Green (lithium heparin, gel), Green (sodium heparin, no gel), Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Separate serum from cells ASAP. Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20284


Interpretive

Reference Range:Negative
Use:Assay intended for clinical diagnosis and should not be considered for blood donor screening or associated re-entry protocols, or for screening human cells, tissues and cellular and tissue based products.


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