Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HIV-1 AND 2 ANTIGEN/ANTIBODY, RAPID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2466         Geisinger Epic ID: 29345

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
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.

This assay has not been evaluated for newborn screening or for the use with cord blood specimens or for use with specimens from individuals less than 12 years of age.

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 (15-30°C) for <24 hours or refrigerated (2-8°C) for up to 48 hours.
Specimen stability:
Stable 6 days refrigerated (2-8°C), 48 hours at room temperature (15-30°C).
Rejection criteria:
Improperly labeled/identified specimens. Specimens stored or transported beyond stability at room temperature. Expired transport device used. Improper collection tube used.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Negative for HIV 1 and/or 2 antibodies, Negative for HIV 1 p24 antigen.
Critical values/courtesy alerts:
Positive for HIV 1 and/or 2 antibodies, Positive for HIV 1 p24 antigen.
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 ANALYTICAL SPECIALIST.
CPT code(s):
86706
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.
Synonyms:
RPDHIV
Clinical significance:
Use this test to detect antibody to HIV 1 and/or HIV 2 and HIV 1 p24 antigen. 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: 12/28/2020

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: Ann Tomasello  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Chemistry
Technical Lead: Jane Kifer  
Frequency: All shifts    
Performed STAT? Yes
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