42156:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-1 (HIV-1) ANTIBODY, RAPID; REFLEX by WESTERN BLOT
Immunochromatographic Assay (ICT)
Specimen Collection Details
One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube or one 4 mL lavender top tube.
Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum or plasma from cells immediately and pour into a plastic vial. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen cannot be assayed within 5 days. Avoid multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
Specimen stable 5 days refrigerated or indefinitely frozen.
1 mL serum or plasma.
0.3 mL serum or plasma.
Refrigerated, or if frozen, on dry ice.
CDC recommendation includes that all reactive rapid HIV-1 antibody test results must be confirmed with HIV Western Blot. Testing for rapid HIV-1 Antibody can also be performed on whole blood with confirmation by Western Blot, however, it must be performed on serum or plasma.
Gross hemolysis or lipemia; multiple freeze/thaw cycles.
MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST