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Lab Dept:

Serology

Test Name:

HIV RAPID TESTING

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

RHIV

Synonyms:

Rapid HIV Test, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Rapid Test

CPT Codes:

86703 – HIV1 and HIV2 single assay

Test Includes:

HIV rapid testing reported as non-reactive, reactive or invalid.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Does not replace current HIV12 testing. Ordered on Source patients only. Serum will be needed for confirmation testing if positive.

Lab Testing Sections:

Serology - Sendouts

Referred to:

Allina Hospital and Clinics Laboratories (Abbott Northwestern/Mpls and United Hospital/St. Paul)

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6280

STP Lab: 651-220-6550

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

1 – 3 days

Special Instructions:

N/A

Specimen

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Container:

Lavender top (EDTA) tube

Draw Volume:

2 mL blood

Processed Volume:

Same as Draw Volume

Collection:

Routine venipuncture

Special Processing:

Lab Staff: Do Not centrifuge, send specimen in original collection tube. Store refrigerated and ship on ice pack to ANW or United (in St. Paul). Order test as STAT and indicate to CALL results to lab (include phone number to be called)
Mpls lab
should call Allina Customer Service to request a pick-up 612-863-4678 (press#1)
St Paul lab
should tube samples to United Laboratory.

Patient Preparation:

None

Specimen Rejection:

Mislabeled or unlabeled specimens

Interpretive

Reference Range:

Non-reactive

Limitations:

Positive specimens should be confirmed with routine HIV12 testing.

Methodology:

Enzyme immunoassay

References:

Allina Hospitals and Clinics December 2006



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