|Container Type||Green Top Tube
If only HIV is ordered, collect an additional Lavender Top Tube
|Transport Temp||Refrigerate 2°-8°C|
|Turnaround Time||1-9 days|
|Methodology||Chemiluminescent Sandwich Immunoassay
Test performed using Atellica IM HIV Ab/Ag Combo (CHIV) chemiluminescent assay. Values obtained with different assay methods cannot be used interchangeably.
|Instructions||If only HIV is ordered, collect an additional lavender top for possible reflex testing. Positive screens are reflexed to HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation. If HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation is Negative/Indeterminate, HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR will be performed. Reflexed confirmatory testing will be performed at our Reference Laboratory and incur additional charges.|
|CPT Codes||86703, 86701, 86702, 87535|