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  HIV 1/2 Antibody Specimen Type:
  also known as HIV , HIV Testing

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 7 mL Red Stopper; Plain
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A N/A N/A N/A NON-REACTIVE
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 7 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 3 mL
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation:  
Label instructions: All containers must be labeled with patient name and medical record number.
Request test on form: Clinical Lab ( 151-104)
Order/entry screen(s): Serology
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Weekdays
Must be in by: Early AM for day's testing.
Routine turn around time: 24 Hours
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP Lab : Room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Clinical Lab : Processing Desk, 1st floor,
  Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: Chemiluminescent/immunoassay
Special Instructions: Differential and confirmatory testing done at reference laboratory before reporting.
  If POSITIVE, will reflex to Confirmatory Testing (Public Health Lab)
  Results are Qualitative
SOFTLAB abbreviation: HIV
Secondary code: 5151
Lab Processing Instructions: Spin and place specimen in the rack in Special Chemistry.