Expedited Confirmatory HIV Testing Requisition

The Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline offers expedited confirmatory HIV testing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Immunology Laboratory for calls to the Hotline in which an urgent confirmatory HIV test result is needed for obstetrical decision making.The specimens are processed with an antigen/antibody combination immunoassay for detection of p24 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies, and HIV-1/2 Multispot antibody differentiation assay for any reactive combo Ag/Ab tests. If you require expedited testing, you must first call the Illinois Perinatal HIV Hotline at 1-800-439-4079 and follow these specimen collection and shipping instructions. All tests must be requested through the Hotline and ordered by a Hotline clinician or else they will not be processed.