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HIV 1, 2 Antibody, Rapid

Mnemonic:     
Name:    HIV 1, 2 Antibody, Rapid
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. EDTA or heparinized plasma are also acceptable.

NOTE: Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals use a different methodology than CMMC. If the test is to be run at either of those labs, collect an EDTA (purple top) tube and a serum tube.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 2 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    Negative
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Note:    This test is only available for use in source testing for body fluid exposures and maternal/newborn screening during delivery.

This test is considered a Critical Test. All processing and delivery of results to the ordering provider will be handled ASAP.
Processing Info:    Once the tech verifies that the consent has been signed, the HIV Rapid test is ordered by a rule.