HIV Screen - HIV Ag-Ab Multiplex

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Procedure: MBP0229A 

CPT: 87389, 86701, 86702, 87390

HIV Screen - HIV Ag-Ab Multiplex
Synonym(s): HIV Screen
Requisition Form G-2A
Test Description The BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay is a multiplex flow immunoassay that is run on the fully automated BioPlex 2200 system. The assay methodology permits simultaneous detection and identification of anti-HIV-1, anti-HIV-2, and HIV-1 p24 antigen in a single reaction vessel. 
Pre-Approval Needed N/A
Supplemental Information Required N/A
Supplemental Form(s) N/A
Performed on Specimens from (sources) Human
Sample/Specimen Type for Testing Serum collected in SST or Red top tubes
Minimum Volume/Size Required 1.0 mL
Storage/Preservation Prior to Shipping
  • Store at 2°C to 8°C for up to 5 days.
  • Store frozen at -20°C or colder for long term storage.
Transport Medium N/A
Specimen Labeling
  • Two patient-specific identifiers required (e.g., patient full name, date of birth, Medical record number)
  • Identifiers on specimen must exactly match submission form.
Shipping and Specimen Handling Requirements
  • Ship according to Dangerous Goods Regulations, IATA, and/or CFR 49.
  • Handle as infectious agent using universal precautions.
  • Triple contain in accordance with federal shipping regulations for infectious agents
    Additional forms & resources
Method Multiplex Flow Immunoassay
Turn-around Time 5-7 days
Interferences/Limitations Contaminated, icteric, lipemic, hemolyzed or heat inactivated sera may cause erroneous results and should be avoided. 
Common Causes for Rejection Insufficient quantity, unacceptable specimen type or source, improper shipping conditions, expired media or collection container, discrepancies between specimen label and submission form, and/or incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information Specimens with a Reactive reaction will be tested in duplicate per CDC algorithm.   

Last updated May 3, 2021