Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Test Usage

To detect presence of HIV-1 p24 antigen and HIV-1/2/O antibodies which have been associated with AIDS. The performance of this assay has not been established with cord blood, neonatal specimens, cadaver specimens, heat-inactivated samples or body fluids other than serum.

Reference Range *

Reactive results are repeated for verification; repeatable specimens are sent out for HIV Differentiation Confirmatory testing.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
TXP Pre-Transplant HIV Antigen Antibody
Chemical Pathology
STAT Availability

STAT requests for this test will be performed on a STAT basis (supervisory staff approval is not required).

Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Alternate Specimen
Red top tube
Normal Volume
1.0 mL serum
Minimum Volume
1.0 mL serum
Additional Information

By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that informed consent has been obtained from the patient as required by applicable state and federal laws. All reactive, repeatable specimens are sent out for confirmation testing (HV12C) that includes repeat screen with reflexed HIV-1/2 antibody differentiation and HIV-1 nucleic acid testing, all at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinical acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at the separate additional charge, if indicated.

CPT Code
Fee Code
Reflex CPT
86701, 86702
Reflex Fee Code
AA190, AA191