HIV-1/HIV2 Antibody Differentiation by Geenius Assay
Label Mnemonic: HIVMS
Epic Lab Code: LAB8105
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
Chemistry
6240 RCP
356-3527
Specimen(s):
Plasma
Collection Medium:
Plasma Separator Tube 4.5 mL
Minimum:
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL plasma
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL plasma
Rejection Criteria:
Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed or heat- inactivated specimens.
Turn Around Time:
1-2 days upon receipt in laboratory
Reference Range:
Negative
Interpretive Data:
For use only when patient has a repeatedly reactive third or fourth generation HIV screen test result. This test is for use as the antibody differentiation test in the specific multi-test algorithm proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

This test discriminates between HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. Results for each type are reported. A recommendation to order further testing on a separate specimen for HIV-1 Nucleic Acid will be made for certain results.
Comments:
This test is reflexively ordered when the HIV Antigen/Antibody Combo is repeatedly positive. This test is not available as direct order option in Epic, only as the reflexive order.

This test should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re- entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).

No results will be given by telephone.
Methodology:
ELISA
CPT Code:
86701; 86702