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|Approval req'd?||Yes, contact Immunology at 415-353-1712|
|Container type||Gold top or Red top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL serum|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL serum|
|Processing notes||Freeze sample at -20C. Order Quest test #34313X
Brown & Toland patient: Order LabCorp test # 138901: HIV2 screening test, if positive will reflex to Western Blot confirmation.
|Synonyms||HIV2 antibody; immunoblot|
|Stability||Room temperature 4 days, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen at -20C 1 month.|
|Turn around times||Set up twice per week. Turnaround 5-7 days|
|Additional information||HIV-2 is closely related to HIV-1 regarding nucleic acid sequence and clinical disease. HIV-2 is endemic to West Aftrica with nearly all cases in the United States identified in citizens or travelers from West Africa. Rarely, HIV-1 Western blot indeterminate results may be due to HIV-2 infection in a patient who has been exposed to HIV-2. The Western blot is useful to confirm repeatedly reactive EIA results.
This test was performed using a kit that has not been approved or cleared by the FDA. The analytical performance characteristics of this test have been determined by Quest Diagnostic Nichols Institute. This test should not be used for diagnosis without confirmation by other medically established means.
|Last Updated||9/18/2012 2:26:54 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667