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HIV1/2 ANTIBODY SCREEN

 
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Description
 

HIV 1 and 2 Antibody Screening Blood Test

CPT Code(s)

86703

Includes

If HIV Antibodies, HIV-1/2, EIA is Repeatedly Reactive, HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86701, 86702).
If HIV-1/2 Antibody Differentiation is Negative or Indeterminate, HIV-1 RNA, Qualitative, TMA will be performed at additional charge (CPT code(s): 87535).

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Limitations

HIV antibodies may not be detected in window between infection and detection of antibody.

Reference Range(s)

HIV-1/2 Ab Screen, EIANon-Reactive

A Non-reactive HIV-1/2 antibody result does not exclude HIV infection since the time frame for seroconversion is variable. If acute HIV infection is suspected, antibody retesting and nucleic acid amplification (HIV DNA/RNA) testing is recommended.

Clinical Significance

The combination HIV-1/HIV-2 includes detection of subtypes of HIV-1 not included in HIV-1, EIA alone. Repeatedly positive results are confirmed utilizing a different assay.

Test FAQ

HIV Antibodies, HIV-1/2, EIA with Reflexes

Alternative Name(s)

HTLV3


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