Test Catalog

Test ID: HVCOP    
HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antigen and Antibody Routine Screen, Plasma

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for HIV-1 and HIV-2 infection in nonsymptomatic, nonpregnant individuals older than 2 years


This test is not offered as a screening or confirmatory test for blood donor specimens

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HVDIPHIV Ab Confirm / Differentiation, PYesNo
HIVQNHIV-1 RNA Detect/Quant, PYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

This test begins with HIV-1/-2 antigen and antibody screen by the chemiluminescence immunoassay method. If the screen result is reactive, then HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation test by immunochromatographic method is performed at an additional charge.


If the HIV-1/-2 antibody differentiation test is negative for both HIV-1 antibody and HIV-2 antibody, or indeterminate/negative for HIV-1/-2 antibody, or indeterminate/indeterminate for HIV-1/HIV-2 antibody, then HIV-1 RNA detection and quantification is performed at an additional charge.


See HIV Testing Algorithm (Fourth Generation Screening Assay), Including Neonatal Testing and Follow-up of Reactive Rapid Serologic Test Results in Special Instructions.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HIV-1/-2 Ag and Ab Screen, P

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
HIV Types 1 and 2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Ab
HIV-1/-2 Ag/Ab
HIV-1/-2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Antigen
HIV combo
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)