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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody

Test Name:Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody
Epic Order Code:LAB5217  
CPT Code:86703  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 2.0 mL
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Test performed daily
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 2 days
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Client:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, centrifuge the specimen and remove the serum from the red cells. Store and transport the specimen at 2-8° C within 14 days. If longer periods of storage are required the specimen must be frozen at -20° C.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, excessive hemolysis.
Reference Range:Negative
Additional Information:All reactives are confirmed by HIV 1/2 Immunoblot (Western Blot).