42000:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) 1 AND 2 ANTIBODIES, REFLEX BY WESTERN BLOT

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42000:HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV) 1 AND 2 ANTIBODIES, REFLEX BY WESTERN BLOT
Alias Names: AIDS / HIV Antibodies 1 and 2
Methodology: Chemiluminescence (CL)
Edit Date: 11/16/2009
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 86703
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST). Also acceptable: One 5 mL red top tube.
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and immediately separate serum from cells. Refrigerate. Freeze if specimen will not be assayed within 14 days. Allow no more than six freeze/thaw cycles.
Standard Volume: 2 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL serum.
Transport: Refrigerated, or frozen on dry ice.
Comments: A reactive anti-HIV test is repeated in duplicate before reporting.

The presence of antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1/2) has become the standard test for HIV infection. Positive HIV antibody screens are confirmed by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Western Blot (97250)

Rejection Criteria: Specimen frozen/thawed more than six times.

MEDICARE MAY REQUIRE A SIGNED ADVANCE BENEFICIARY NOTICE (ABN) FOR THIS TEST

Negative.