Human Imm. Deffi. Vir. 1&2, Combo (HIV COMBO)

Code

3140

Principle

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by two types of human immunodeficiency viruses, collectively designated HIV. HIV is the etiologic agent of AIDS. HIV is transmitted by sexual contact, exposure to blood or blood products, and prenatal infection of a fetus or perinatal infection of a newborn. Antibodies against HIV are nearly always detected in AIDS patients and HIV infected asymptomatic individuals and HIV infection is always detected in AIDS patients and seropositive individuals by culture or amplification of viral RNA and/or proviral DNA.

Preanalytical

1 mL Serum Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

1 day

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Limitations

 Specimens from patients who have received preparations of mouse monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis or therapy may contain human anti-mouse antibodies (HAMA). Specimens containing HAMA may produce anomalous values when tested.