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

View Clinical Update

Collection Information

Patient Requestable

No


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

View Interpretations

Contact Information

tim.taylor@pathlab.co.nz