HIV-1 and HIV-2 confirmation

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name HIV-1 and HIV-2 confirmation
Organisms Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required no
Routine turnaround time 5 working days
Culture requirements Serum or plasma minimum 500 µL
Pre-transport requirements 5 ± 3°C for less than 24 hours
Transport requirements Ambient temperature within 24 hours
Unacceptable sample types Insufficient sample ≤ 500 µL, haemolysed or lipaemic sample
How results reported HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies detected or not detected
Referral link Form


To confirm presence of HIV1 and HIV2 antibodies.