HIV 1 Antibody Confirmation, Western Blot

Abbrev Code:HIABWB   
Order Code:LAB864Order Name:HIV 1 Antibody Western Blot Confirm
Synonyms:Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Antibody, Western Blot
Methodology:Western blot
CPT Codes: 86689 x1
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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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.
Stability:After separation from cells: Up to 1 week at room temperature is acceptable but not preferred; 1 week refrigerated; indefinitely frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20284


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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