HIV confirmation (screen test plus at least 2 further tests for HIV 1/2)
Collection container (including preservatives):
6mL clotted blood tube
Specimen type: Venous Blood
Collection: 6mL blood tube
Specimen transport: Ambient temperature via
porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX compliant with IATA packing
Minimum volume of sample: 2 mL
Special precautions: If processing is delayed,
refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature.
Delays of over 48hr are undesirable.
Turn round time for provisional result (working
days): 4 days
Turn round time to final result (working days):
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Factors known to significantly affect the