HIV AB/AG Screening w/Reflex to Quant

Orderable EAP code:

LAB103499

Billable EAP Codes:

80002113 x 1

CPT Codes:

87389 x 1

Lab Section:

Immunology

Turnaround Time:

Routine: 1 to 3 days

Test Schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the initial Screen. Quants run twice per week batched.

Interpretation:

False positive results may occur in pregnancy.

Specimen Requirements:

Fill a 6 mL LAVENDER top (EDTA) vacutainer. Purple top only for reflex to viral load testing. Specimen is stable for up to 7 days refrigerated (2 to 8 C).

Pediatric Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL blood in a LAVENDER top (EDTA) vacutainer. Purple top only for reflex to viral load testing. Specimen is stable for up to 7 days refrigerated (2 to 8 C).

Reference Range:

Nonreactive

Comments:

This is a combination test for HIV P24 antigen and antibody against HIV viruses Type 1 (Group M and Group O) and/or Type 2 that cause the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It is not a diagnostic test for AIDS.

All positive combination screening tests will be confirmed by HIV-1 RNA Quant (LAB00779) and charges will be generated.

The performance of the ARCHITECT HIV Combo test, with or without confirmation, was not tested in pediatric patients less than 2 years of age. NIH guidelines recommend virologic assays (i.e. RNA tests) that directly detect HIV for diagnosis of HIV infection in infants younger than 2 years.

Synonyms:

AIDS Antibody Screen
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Antibody Screen
HIV - 1,2 AB/ HIV-1 P24 AG Screen
HIV P-24 Antigen
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
P-24 Antigen