Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HIV AB 1&2, RAPID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
RPDHIV      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86703.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 29345

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
4 mL green/green-top (sodium heparin) tube
2.7 mL blue-top (3.2% sodium citrate) tube
Specimen required:
One (1) full 6 mL EDTA tube
Special notes:
Client Services notifies Microbiology Laboratory if client calls that specimen is en route. Transport specimen immediately to the lab for testing.

Testing can not be performed on individuals 12 years old or younger. Clinical data has not been collected to demonstrate the performance of this test in this age group.

THIS TEST IS ONLY PERFORMED FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. PLEASE SEE "ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!"

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge. Do not aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature for <24 hours or refrigerated (2-8°C)
Specimen stability:
Stable 7 days refrigerated (2-8°C)
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Specimens stored or transported at room temperature. Expired transport device used. Improper collection tube used.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive for HIV 1 and/or 2 antibodies
Additional information:
THIS TEST IS ONLY PERFORMED FOR EMPLOYEE HEALTH SERVICE, SELECTED OUTREACH CLIENTS, OBGYN PATIENTS AT DELIVERY WHEN THE HIV STATUS IS NOT KNOWN AND FOR OTHER PATIENTS WHEN APPROVED BY THE MICROBIOLOGY DOCTORAL DIRECTOR, PATHOLOGIST ON CALL OR TECHNICAL SPECIALIST.
CPT code(s):
86703
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Qualitative immunoassay to detect antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 1 and/or 2. Test progresses to an HIV confirmation (HIVCC) at an additional charge if the results of this assay are positive. This confirmatory testing is required and performed at GMC.
Clinical significance:
Use this test to detect antibody to HIV 1 and HIV 2. HIV 2 is endemic in West Africa and most cases in the U.S. are from West Africa or people who have traveled in that area.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Donna Wolk PhD, D(ABMM), Raquel Martinez, PhD, D(ABMM)    
Review Date: 05/06/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Francis Tomashefski
Frequency: All shifts, Monday through Friday. 1st and 2nd shift Saturday/Sunday
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Theresa Serafin    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical Lead: Kaitlyn Clarke  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Melissa Forsythe  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: Microbiology
Technical specialist: Beth Houser, PhD    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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