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HIV Rapid Antibody Screen
|Approval req'd?||Testing Limited to OB Service and Employee Health|
|Performed by||Neonatal Clinical Physiology Laboratory|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Method||OraQuick ADVANCE Qualitative Immunoassay|
|Collection Instructions||Testing is limited to OB service and Employee Health. Consent should be documented in the patient and employee record as applicable.
Include contact information (pager #) for phoning results on the request.
|Container type||Lavender top & Red top|
|Amount to Collect||0.5 mL blood (LAV) & 3 mL (Red)|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood & serum|
|Preferred volume||0.5 mL blood (EDTA) & 1 mL serum|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Samples NOT received from OB or Employee Health.|
|Processing notes||Refer all samples to NCPL. Pneumatic tube station #916. Phone x31755|
|Critical value||All results will be phoned|
|Synonyms||HIV Ab; Rapid HIV screen|
|Turn around times||1 hour|
|Reflex?||If positive a confirmatory Western blot will automatically be performed at a separate charge.|
|Additional information||The Screening HIV Antibody test is only offered in the following situations:
1. High-risk OB patients in whom a prenatal HIV antibody test was not performed and when delivery is expected within the next 24 hours.
2. Testing of patients after a healthcare worker has had a needlestick or body fluid exposure.
Positive results are automatically forwarded to California public health per regulations. However, this does not absolve the ordering provider from any additional reporting if such is required.
|Last Updated||8/14/2013 1:29:15 PM|