HIV Screen - HIV Ag-Ab Multiplex

Laboratory Fee Schedule
Procedure: MBP0229A 
CPT: 87389, 86701, 86702, 87390

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 4 working 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
  • incomplete or missing submission form.
Additional Information Specimens with a Reactive reaction will be tested in duplicate per CDC algorithm.