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Test ID HV1CD HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibodies for Cadaveric or Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum

Useful For

Diagnosis of HIV-1 and/or HIV-2 infection in cadaveric or hemolyzed serum specimens from symptomatic patients with or without risk factors for HIV infection


This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for blood donor specimens.


Indicated for testing symptomatic individuals (diagnostic purposes) with or without risk factors for HIV infection.

Method Name

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)-Screening Procedure

Reporting Name

HIV-1/-2 Cadaver/Hemolyzed, S

Specimen Type


Ordering Guidance

1. This test is not intended for testing asymptomatic individuals (ie, screening purposes). For testing hemolyzed specimens from such patients with or without risk factors for HIV infection, order HV1CM / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Screen for Hemolyzed Specimens, Serum.

2. 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.

Additional Testing Requirements

If the initial enzyme immunoassay (EIA) result is negative and this test was ordered as a follow-up evaluation of a specimen with a reactive rapid HIV antibody test result, clients must call 800-533-1710 or 507-266-5700 to request supplemental testing HIV antibody confirmation/differentiation by immunochromatography (HIVDI). The HIVDI / HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation and Differentiation, Serum test is not FDA-approved for testing cadaveric specimens. If performed, test results will be reported with a disclaimer.

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: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions (eg, centrifuge within 2 hours of collection for BD Vacutainer tubes).

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
  Ambient  7 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values


Day(s) Performed

Tuesday, Friday

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

CPT Code Information




LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HV1CD HIV-1/-2 Cadaver/Hemolyzed, S 31201-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83628 HIV-1/-2 Cadaver/Hemolyzed, S 31201-7

Test Classification

This test has been cleared, approved or is exempt 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.

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HIVDI HIV Ab Confirm / Differentiation, S No No

Testing Algorithm

This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antibody enzyme immunoassay (EIA). If HIV-1/-2 antibody EIA is reactive, then HIV antibody confirmation/differentiation by immunochromatographic method is performed at an additional charge.


See HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth-Generation Screening Assay), Including Follow-up of Reactive Rapid Serologic Test Results in Special Instructions.

Report Available

1 to 7 days

NY State Approved