HIV Rapid Antibody Screen


Abbrev Code:HIVS   
Order Code:LAB3535Order Name:HIV Rapid Antibody Screen
Order Instructions:HIV Rapid Antibody Screen is available for source patient for occupational exposures (includes FV & non-FV employees), Delaware Street Clinic patients, or mothers in labor who have not received prenatal care. For standard HIV testing, order HIAGAB.
Synonyms:Rapid HIV
Methodology:Immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86703 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.4 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.25 mL, 0.1 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator if testing is to be performed within 6 days (whole blood) or 7 days (serum/plasma). Refer to stabiity for storage options.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:2 days at room temperature; 6 days refrigerated; 40 days frozen.
SPECIMEN STORAGE: Serum and plasma specimens may be stored at room temperature (15- 30°C) for up to two days before testing. If testing will not be performed within two days of sample collection, serum and plasma specimens should be stored at 2- 8°C if the test is to be run within 7 days of collection. If testing is delayed more than 7 days, the specimen should be frozen (-20°C or colder). Mix specimen well by gentle inversion of the tube immediately before testing.
Whole blood collected by venipuncture may be stored at room temperature (15- 30°C) for up to two days before testing. If testing will not be performed within two days of sample collection, whole blood collected by venipuncture should be stored at 2- 8°C if the test is to be run within 6 days of collection.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Hematology  (CSC Maple Grove, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Reference Range:Nonreactive


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