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POCT HIV 1/2 Rapid Antibody Screen (New test)
|Performed by||Authorized Point of care testing staff. Currently this test is limited to the Emergency Department|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week|
|Method||OraQuick ADVANCE Qualitative Immunoassay|
|Collection Instructions||Document patient consent to testing in the medical record|
|Container type||Lavender top|
|Amount to Collect||1 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood|
|Preferred volume||1 mL EDTA whole blood|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL EDTA whole blood|
|Critical value||Positive (See Reflex Information)|
|Synonyms||HIV Ab; HIV Antibody; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Ab; AIDS; Rapid HIV screen|
|Reflex?||If the screening test is positive a serum sample should be submitted and the HIV Ag/Ab combination test (HIVAA) ordered for confirmation.|
|Additional information||Individuals infected with HIV-1 or HIV-2 who are receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) may produce false negative results.
Clinical data has not been collected to demonstrate the performance of the OraQuick ADVANCE¨ Rapid HIV1/2 Antibody testing on persons under 12 years of age.
A reactive result suggests the presence of HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 antibodies in the specimen. This test is intended as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. AIDS and AIDS-related conditions are clinical syndromes and their diagnosis can only be established clinically
For a reactive result, the intensity of the test line does not necessarily correlate with the titer of antibody in the specimen.
A non-reactive result does not preclude the possibility of exposure to HIV. An antibody response to recent exposure may take several months to reach detectable levels.
|Last Updated||8/14/2013 1:26:35 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667