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HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo, Rapid (RHIV)


The Alere Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo is an immunochromatographic test for detection of free HIV-1 p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 and HIV-2.

Test Utility

This is a rapid test for the determination of antibodies of Human Immunodeficiency Virus for HIV-1, HIV-2, and HIV-1 p24 antigen.

Specimen Collection and Preparation

Serum sample in the following tubes:

  • Serum separator tube (gold or tiger top)

  • No additive tube (red tops)

Specimen Storage and Stability

Store serum at the following temperatures:

  • Room temperature: 15°C to 25°C up to 2 days

  • Refrigerated: 2°C to 8°C up to 7 days.

  • Frozen: -20°C or lower up to 30 days

Specimen Rejection

  • Insufficient sample volume

  • Sample not stored at proper temperature

  • Frozen whole blood

  • Severely hemolyzed samples

  • Severely lipemic specimens

  • Specimen labeled incorrectly or not labeled

Reference Pages


Monday – Saturday

Result available within 24 hours of receipt in laboratory

NOTE: Specimens are refrigerated (2-8°) for 7 days before disposal


Vibra Health Laboratory

1307- A, Allen Dr

Troy, MI 48083

(248) 846-0663

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