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POCT HIV 1/2 Rapid Antibody Screen

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code
Test group HIV
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
Normal range Negative
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.
CPT coding 86703-92
Last Updated 8/7/2014 9:51:01 AM
Entry Number 1562
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