Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
HIV-1/HIV-2.

Rationale
Test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a 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 https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/notifiable/2019/.

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Synonym/Acronym:
HIV-1/HIV-2.

Rationale
Test blood for the presence of antibodies that would indicate a 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 https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/notifiable/2019/.

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