Test Background Screening test for HIV antibodies.
Clinical Indications Please give detailed clinical information, including the date of onset/contact with the suspected infection.
Reference Range Negative
Sample Required RST (rust top)
Sample Volume 5 mL
Turnaround Time 3 days (Confirmation: non-negatives up to 10 days)
HIV 1 and HIV 2 antibodies and HIV p24 antigen are not included in a routine antenatal screen; this test needs to be requested separately.
The laboratory is currently unaccredited for the HIV 1/2 antibodies EIA due to a change in platform.