Test Directory

HIV Avidity

Containers - Adult

Brown Capped Gel Tube
Volume Range

​4.7 mL

Laboratory Site

51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
EH16 4SA
Telephone: 0131 536 1000

Transport arrangements

​Ambient temperature via porter, courier, Royal Mail or DX. Compliant with IATA packing instruction 650

Sample storage arrangements

​If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 48 h are undesirable.

Special instructions for collection

Minimum volume of sample: 0.5 mL

Specimen type: Venous blood or serum​

4.7 mL clotted blood tube or 0.5 mL serum from clotted blood

How to request

This test is only performed on new HIV diagnoses and not on transfers of care. Note this test will be carried out automatically on samples from new diagnoses confirmed in Lothian


​Monday - Friday

Anticipated turnaround

30 days

Static information/disclaimer

​This test is not currently accredited to ISO15189.

General additional information

Clinical Information: Baseline HIV viral load should be provided.

Factors known to significantly affect the results: Haemolysis