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HIV-1 and HIV-2 confirmation

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

To confirm presence of HIV1 and HIV2 antibodies.

 

Area

Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

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

Sample 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

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