Urgent HIV Western Blot

Registry Details

Area Health Science
Lab name Bloodborne Virus Laboratory
Lab location Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
Test name Urgent HIV Western Blot
Organisms Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Requested for surveillance no
Notice required yes
Routine turnaround time To be negotiated
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
How results reported HIV-1 antibodies detected or not detected
Referral link Form


Please note: the Bloodborne Virus Laboratory must be phoned before a sample is sent for this test.