HIV Screen, Expedited Reporting HIVRAP

Method(s) 4th generation immunochromatographic assay
Specimen Required
Collect

Two 3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes (dedicated tube is preferred). Also acceptable: One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.

Transport

Entire tube(s) at 2-8°C.

Remarks

Mix the lavender tubes several times to avoid clotting.

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days plasma or serum, 6 days whole blood

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 1010472
CPTCode 86703, 87899
Notes

If the antibody test result is positive, testing by an alternate method and, if also positive, antibody differentiation testing will be performed. Expedited reporting (report of unconfirmed positive results prior to receipt of confirmatory testing) is recommended for Labor and Delivery patients, source patient in employee exposure, ED and clinic patients or when results are required within 1 hour. Dedicated tubes are preferred. If the antigen test results are positive, HIV RNA PCR will be performed.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

Negative.

No Appointment Necessary
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