Human Immunodeficiency Virus Types 1 and 2 (HIV-1/HIV-2) Antibody Differentiation by Multispot (Supplemental Use Only) INACTIVE as of 01/04/16: Refer to November 2015 Hot Line for Replacement Test: 2012669, ACTIVE 11/16/15)
Ordering Recommendation
Useful as a supplemental assay for repeatedly reactive third- or fourth-generation HIV screen tests, when following the CDC Proposed HIV Diagnostic Algorithm. This test cannot be used as a rapid screen nor as a follow-up for a positive rapid screen.
Qualitative Immunoassay
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: lavender (EDTA), or pink (K2EDTA)  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma into an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Remove particulate material.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimens containing particulate material. Severely hemolyzed or heat-inactivated specimens.  
After separation from cells: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: Indefinitely (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Available Separately Components Reference Interval
No HIV-​1 Antibody by Multispot Negative
No HIV-​2 Antibody by Multispot Negative
Interpretive Data
This test 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).  
For use only when patient has a repeatedly reactive third or fourth generation HIV screen test result. This test is for use as the antibody differentiation test in the specific multi-test algorithm proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adopted by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) outlined here (refer to It is not to be ordered as a rapid screen test and cannot be used as a supplemental test if the initial screen test was a rapid test.

This test discriminates between HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies. Results for each type are reported.  A recommendation to order further testing on a separate specimen for HIV-1 Nucleic Acid will be made for certain results.
CPT Code(s)
86701; 86702
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2007982HIV-1/HIV-2 Antibody Differentiation42768-2
2007984_HIV-1 Antibody by Multispot29893-5
2007985_HIV-2 Antibody by Multispot30361-0
2007986HIV Interpretation69668-2
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