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HIV1/2 serology 4th generation assay

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,


Turnaround Time: 3 - 10 days

Detection of HIV p24 antigen, HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody to screen for HIV infection

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 hours are undesirable

Clinical decision points: Interpretive comments included in report
Factors known to significantly affect results: Haemolysis