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Test Code ABHR Rapid HIV Screen

Important Note

For Northwell Health Hospital use only


**Restricted to expedited maternal newborn testing, occupational exposure (source patients) and for Emergency Department patients ***

Performing Laboratory

Northwell Health Laboratories




Reactive are reflexed to ABHCMB  and if positive-  HIV 1/2 AB Confirmation test (Supplemental test to detect, differentiate HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies)

If confirmation test negative reflex to HIV-1 RNA.

Reference Values


Test Classification and CPT Coding

86703 Screen


Specimen Required

 Container/Tube: Lavender top tube(s)

Specimen Volume: 3 mL EDTA Whole Blood

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated


Collection Instructions: Tube must be more than half full for proper anticoagulant ratio.

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Sunday

Computer Interface Code

PDM#  6350073