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HIV 1/2 Antibody, RAPID, OB Patient

RAPID OB HIV, RAPID HIV 1/2, HIV 1/2 (RAPID) OB Testing , EPIC: LAB5228, SOFT: HIVOB

Instructions

HIV 1/2 RAPID OB tests can only be ordered for pregnant women in Labor and Delivery at a Beaumont Hospital Campus with an unknown/undocumented HIV status.

Specimen Collection Criteria

Collect: One Gold-top SST tube.

Send specimen STAT to the STAT Laboratory (Royal Oak) or Chemistry Laboratory (Farmington Hills, Grosse Pointe and Troy) immediately after collection.

Rejection Criteria

  • Hemolyzed specimens.
  • Severely lipemic specimens.

Storage

Specimens may be tested immediately upon receipt. Specimens can be stored at 2o-8oC for up to 5 days. Specimens should be stored at -20oC or below if storage is necessary for more than five (5) days. Specimens may not be frozen and thawed more than twice prior to use with the Reveal test.

Performed

Sunday - Saturday, 24 hours a day.
STAT results available within 2 hours.

Reference Range

Negative.

Test Methodology

Immunochromatography.

Interpretation

This is a RAPID screening test for HIV 1/2 antibodies and HIV-1 p24 Antigen. All positive test results will be reported as Preliminary Positive. A preliminary positive will be confirmed by the current 4th generation assay and when necessary additional confirmation procedures. In accordance with recent CDC guidelines, Western Blot will NOT be performed.

Clinical Utility

This RAPID HIV 1/2 test is used to assay serum from pregnant women who have unknown or undocumented HIV status. Test results should be made available to ordering physicians within 2 hours. The name and page number of the physician to be contacted with the results must be documented in the collection comment field.

CPT Code

86703

Test Codes

EPIC: LAB5228, SOFT: HIVOB

Last Updated

7/11/2019