HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS 1 ANTIBODY CONFIRMATION BY WESTERN BLOT

Mnemonic

HIVWB

Synonym

HIV - Western Blot - Aids Antibody Test

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube, also acceptable: EDTA, heparin or citrated plasma

Handling

Separate from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: Up to 1 week is acceptable but not preferred; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Sun, Tue - Sat

Reported

1-3 days

Method

Western Blot

Referral Lab

ARUP (20284)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Negative

CPT Codes

86689

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:16 AM