Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing





Test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate an HIV infection.

Patient Preparation

There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings

(Method: Enzyme immunoassay) Negative.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

Specific infectious organisms are required to be reported to local, state, and national departments of health. Lists of specific organisms may vary among facilities. State health departments provide information regarding reportable diseases, which can be accessed at each state health department Web site. The CDC provides information regarding national notifiable diseases at

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