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Test ID HIV2L HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation, Serum

Useful For

Confirmation of the presence of HIV-2 antibodies in patients with repeatedly reactive combined HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody or HIV-2 antibody-only screening test results

 

Diagnosis of HIV-2 infection

Method Name

Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay

Reporting Name

HIV-2 Ab Confirmation, S

Specimen Type

Serum


Advisory Information


New York State clients: This test should not be requested for maternal/newborn HIV screening on specimens originating in New York State, due to state regulatory requirements for expedited result reporting.



Necessary Information


Date of collection is required.



Specimen Required


Collection Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Aliquot serum into plastic vial.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Serum Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  14 days
  Ambient  48 hours

Reference Values

Negative

This confirmatory assay should be ordered only on specimens that are reactive by an HIV-2 antibody screening immunoassay.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; Varies

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information

86689

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HIV2L HIV-2 Ab Confirmation, S 81641-3

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
61785 HIV-2 Ab Confirmation, S 81641-3

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

NY State Approved

Yes