HIV Serology


Test Information

Test Name

HIV Serology

Synonyms

HIV Ab; HIV Ag; HIV Screen; HIV Rapid; NZAF rapid test for HIV - p24 antigen; acquired immuno deficiency sydrome; AIDS

Department

Immunology

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW

Turn Around Time

3 Days

Clinical Update

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Processing Information

Registration Code

HIV

Notes

All infectious serology requests will require accompanying clinical details in order for testing to proceed. Exceptions:

  • Hepatitis Foundation screening protocols
  • Haemodialysis screening protocols
  • Antenatal screens
  • Immigrations medicals
  • Patient paid requests
  • Prisoners (Hepatitis B, C and HIV only)
  • Sexual Health Clinics/Screens (Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B & C only)

Alternative Specimen

EDTA; Heparin


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

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Contact Information

andrew.soepnel@pathlab.co.nz