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HIV Rapid Antibody Screen

Item Value
Approval req'd? Testing Limited to OB Service and Employee Health
Available Stat? Yes
Test code HIVR
Test group HIV
Performed by Parnassus Blood Gas lab
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 or 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 Parnassus samples to Blood Gas Lab (NCPL) pneumatic tube station #916 Phone x31755;

Refer all Mission bay samples to Mission Bay Hospital Lab, pneumatic tube station #21 Phone x42146
Normal range Negative
Critical value All results will be phoned
Synonyms HIV Ab; Rapid HIV screen
Turn around times 1 hour
Reflex? If positive a HIV differentiation using the 'HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation" test 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.
CPT coding 86703
LOINC code 49580-4
Last Updated 6/20/2016 3:07:05 PM
Entry Number 1075
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