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Urgent HIV Western Blot

Health testing

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



Health Science

Lab name

Bloodborne Virus Laboratory

Lab location

Wallaceville Science Centre, Upper Hutt

Test name

Urgent HIV Western Blot


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Requested for surveillance


Notice required


Routine turnaround time

To be negotiated

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

How results reported

HIV-1 antibodies detected or not detected

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