Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

HIV Screen test Test in Kenya

Brief Description

The test is used to detect present of HIV antigens and antibodies in blood

Synonyms

HIV 1/2

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type

Serum/Plasma/ whole blood

Sample volume

1 mL

Sample collection Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Sample collection instructions

Plasma and serum can be separated immediatly after sample collection

Sample storage

stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range

Negative

Results Turnaround

1 day after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

Positive result for HIV maybe associated with reduced immunity and various opportunistic disorders