This test looks for the presence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) 1 and 2 antibodies, and also for antibodies to a part of the virus particle known as p24. This virus protein is detectable in the blood before antibodies are made to the HIV particle, meaning it allows for earlier detection of HIV if present. Once established, the p24 antibodies diminish - so the p24 test a test for diagnosis, whereas HIV antibodies when present suggest an established infection with HIV.
This confidential blood assay for HIV 1, 2 Antibodies and p24 Antigen is offered at all of the thirty two Spire hospitals across England, Scotland and Wales.
Included in every single test for HIV 1, 2 Antibodies and p24 Antigen are a Doctors Referral, all Phlebotomy fees (your blood taken at a Private Hospital), all laboratory fees and includes our GP comments.
Our blood tests are 100% confidential and all results are sent to your dedicated email address you provide us with upon ordering.
Test Name: HIV 1, 2 Antibodies and p24 Antigen
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 3 Working Days
Test Inclusions: analysis for this analyte only.
Fasting Required: Fasting not indicated
Sample Required: 1 x Gold
Laboratory Notes: See Report
How do you get a Blood Test?
Order Online. Select your required blood test from our test menu or call us on 0800 999 1110.Arrange your sample collection appointment/blood draw.(ensure you have checked if you need to fast before attending your blood draw)Wait for your blood test results, once they’re ready we will send them to you via email within the turnaround time stated on the website.
Do I need a Doctors referral to use this service?
No you do not require a Doctor’s Referral, we provide one when you have placed an order. This is free of charge, and a consultation is not required unless stated on certain tests.
How soon will I get my results?
The turnaround time is a guide only, and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules. Most results are provided within the time frame provided, but there may be technical difficulties, or the results may need to be re-run to check accuracy, or our Doctor may be held up passing comment. We can easily give you a status report, so please do email us or phone us to chase results, not the Laboratory itself.