Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen. Duly filled Consent form for HIV testing & Pre-test counselling (Form 10 & 10A) is mandatory. Only primary sample tube is accepted. Aliquoted samples not accepted.
Stability (Room): 8 Hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 1 week
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Western Blot
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: This is a confirmatory test for HIV. Specificity when combined with ELISA exceeds 99.9%. Indeterminate results may be seen with early HIV 1/2 infections, Autoimmune diseases, pregnancy and recent Tetanus Toxoid administration.
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Duly filled Consent form for HIV testing & Pre-test counselling (Form 10 & 10A) is mandatory.