HIV-1/HIV-2 CPT: 86702
Expected Turnaround Time
Within 1-5 days
Turnaround time is defined as the usual number of days from the date of pickup of a specimen for testing to when the result is released to the ordering provider. In some cases, additional time should be allowed for additional confirmatory or additional reflex tests. Testing schedules may vary.
0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Red-top tube, gel-barrier tube, or lavender-top (EDTA) tube.
If tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.
To determine if you are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
At least once, when you are 13 to 64 years old; when you think you may have been exposed to the virus; before becoming pregnant or when pregnant; once a year if you are at increased risk of being exposed to the virus.
A blood sample collected from a vein in your arm or from a fingerstick; there are also HIV antibody tests available that can be performed on oral fluid.