HIV Antibody, HIV-1/2

CPT Code(s):

  • 86703

Test Component(s):

  • If the HIV-1/HIV-2 EIA Antibody Screen is reactive
  • HIV-1 Antibody Western Blot will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86689).

Preferred Specimen:

2 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

1 mL

Special Instructions:

Tube must be labeled with patient identifier and submitted only for HIV testing. HIV-1 Western Blot requires the original tube for testing.

Transport Container:

Plastic screw-cap vial or original collection tube used only for HIV Screen with patientÕs name or ID number

Transport Temperature Name:

Room temperature

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 7 days
  • Refrigerated: 7 days

Testing Schedule:

Daily

Methodology:

CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Reject Criteria:

Specimens that are not properly labeled with patient identifier

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