Test Catalog

Test ID: HVDIP    
HIV-1 and HIV-2 Antibody Confirmation and Differentiation, Plasma

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

Confirmation and differentiation of HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibodies in plasma specimens that show reactive results with third-(HIV-1/-2 antibody only) and 4th-generation (HIV antigen and antibody) HIV serologic assays


This test is not useful as a screening test for HIV infection in symptomatic or asymptomatic individuals.


This test is not to be used 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
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 is for confirmation and differentiation of HIV-1/2 antibodies. If the following result types are obtained, HIV-1 RNA detection and quantification will be performed at an additional charge:

-HIV-1 and HIV-2 both negative

-Indeterminate for HIV-1 and negative for HIV-2

-Negative for HIV-1 and indeterminate for HIV-2

-HIV-1 and HIV-2 both indeterminate


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

Rapid Immunochromatographic Assay

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 Ab Confirm / Differentiation, P

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

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Anti-HIV-1/-2 Differentiation
HIV Antibody Differentiation
HIV Types 1 and 2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Ab
HIV-1/-2 Antibodies
HIV-1/-2 Antibody Differentiation
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)