Effective July 20, 2011, the Laboratories at WMH and BGH will be making changes to the current rapid HIV antibody test performed in-house. The current parameters and changes are listed below:
1.) Sample Type: Serum or Plasma
2.) Name: HIV Maternal/Newborn
3.) Results: Positive or Negative
1.) Sample Type: Serum ONLY
2.) Name: HIV Antibody Screen (Rapid)
3.) Results: Reactive or Non-Reactive
Note: All reactive results will be sent to a reference laboratory for confirmatory testing by Western Blot.
For questions please contact Angela K. Armato, MT, MBA WMH, 763-5780 or Rosie Parkinson, MT BGH, 762-2347.