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|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.|