Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) Antibody Confirmation by Western Blot
0020284
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HIV WBLOT
Methodology
Qualitative Western Blot
Performed
Sun, Tue-Sat
Reported
1-3 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Lavender (EDTA), green (sodium or lithium heparin) or lt. blue (sodium citrate).  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Hemolyzed or lipemic specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: Up to 1 week is acceptable, but not preferred; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Negative
Interpretive Data
This assay should not be used for blood donor screening, associated re-entry protocols, or for screening Human Cell, Tissues and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/P).
Note
Order this assay only when a specimen is repeatedly reactive for HIV 1 or HIV 1-2 antibodies.
CPT Code(s)
86689
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0020284HIV-1 Antibody Confirm, Western Blot
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, contact interface support at interface.support@aruplab.com.
Cross References
  • HIV 1 Ab
  • HIV 1 Antibody Confirmation
  • HIV 1 western blot
  • HIV confirmation test
  • HIV-1