HIV 1 & 2 Antibody

Last Modified: 9/23/2019 4:22:17 PM

  Medicare Medical Necessity Restrictions May Apply
Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 365 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation: Patient should discontinue taking Biotin, Vitamin B7, or Vitamin H 48 hours before getting blood drawn.
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 mL Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions: Submission of minimum specimen requirements may be insufficient if confirmatory testing
Minimum Volume: 0.2 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 14 days Refrigerated
Reference Range: Non-Reactive
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:

If repeatedly reactive, an HIV ½ Ab Differentiation assay will be performed and charged. The HIV ½ Ab Differentiation assay is orderable as test code HVAB. 

Patients taking vitamin supplements containing doses of >5 mg/day may have falsely decreased test results generated..


Methodology: Chemiluminescence
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: HIV1
EPIC Test Code: IMO31
Alternate Test Names: HIV 1 / 2 with reflex to confirmation assay; HIV 1/2, 4th generation ; Human Immunodeficiency Virus Antibody
Included Tests: HIV 1 Antibody; HIV 2 Antibody
CPT Coding: 87389 (Reactive 86701,86702)

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