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HIV Test Kit  

There are many HIV test kits available. Some are approved for home use while others are for use in Hospitals or by Doctors only.

At our Clinics, we use the Determine HIV 1/2 Rapid Test, the OraQuick Advance HIV 1/2 Rapid Test and the SD Bioline HIV Ag/Ab Combo Test.

The other HIV test kits approved for use by the US FDA are:

Anti-HIV Specimen Collection Devices, Testing Services, and Home Test Kits
Tradename Infectious Agent Format Specimen Use Manufacturer Approval Date STN
Home Access HIV-1 Test System HIV-1 Dried Blood Spot Collection Device Dried Blood Spot In Vitro Diagnostic: Self-use by people who wish to obtain anonymous HIV testing Home Access Health Corp.,
Hoffman Estates, IL
7/22/1996 BP950002
OraSure HIV-1 Oral Specimen Collection Device HIV-1 Oral Specimen Collection Device Oral Fluid For Use with HIV diagnostic assays that have been approved for use with this device. OraSure Technologies
Bethlehem, PA
12/23/1994 BP910001
OraQuick In-Home HIV Test HIV-1, HIV-2 Immunoassay Oral fluid Over-the-counter (OTC) diagnostic home-use test.  A positive result is preliminary and follow-up confirmatory testing is needed. OraSure Technologies
Bethlehem, PA
07/03/2012 BP120001
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Anti-HIV-2 Assays(detect antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus type 2)
Tradename Infectious Agent Format Specimen Use Manufacturer Approval Date STN
Genetic Systems HIV-2 EIA HIV-2 EIA Serum / Plasma In Vitro Diagnostic,
Donor Screening: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-2.
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Redmond, WA
US License 1109
4/25/1990 BL103227
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Anti-HIV-1/2 Assays (detect antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus types 1 and 2)
Tradename Infectious Agent Format Specimen Use Manufacturer Approval Date STN
ABBOTT PRISM HIV O Plus assay HIV-1, HIV-2 ChLIA Plasma / Serum/ Cadaveric Serum In Vitro Diagnostic,
Donor Screening: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 groups M and O and/or antibodies to HIV-2.
Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Park, IL
US License 0043
9/18/2009 BL125318
Genetic Systems HIV-1/HIV-2 Plus O EIA HIV-1, HIV-2 EIA Serum / Plasma / Cadaveric Serum In Vitro Diagnostic,
Donor Screening: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 (Groups M and O) and/or HIV-2.
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Redmond, WA
US License 1109
8/5/2003 BL125030
ADVIA Centaur HIV 1/O/2 RapidTest HIV-1, HIV-2 Microparticle Chemi-luminometric Immunoassay Plasma/Serum In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative determination of antibodies to HIV-1, including Group O, and/or HIV-2. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Inc. 5/18/2006 BP050030
VITROS HIV-1/HIV-2 Reagent Pack and Calibrator HIV-1, HIV-2 Immunometric Plasma/Serum In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc
Raritan, NJ
US License 1236
3/27/2008 BP050051
Multispot HIV-1/HIV-2 Rapid Test HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid Immunoassay Plasma / Serum In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2. Bio-Rad Laboratories
Redmond, WA
US License 1109
11/12/2004 BP040046
SURE CHECK HIV 1/2 ASSAY HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid Immunoassay Fingerstick & venous whole blood, serum, plasma In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
Medford, NY
5/25/2006 BP050009
HIV 1/2 STAT-PAK ASSAY HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid Immunoassay Fingerstick & venous whole blood, serum, plasma In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
Medford, NY
5/25/2006 BP050010
OraQuick ADVANCE Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid Immunoassay Oral Fluid, Plasma, Whole Blood (venipuncture and fingerstick) In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. OraSure Technologies
Bethlehem, PA
11/7/2002
6/22/2004
BP010047
Chembio DPP® HIV 1/2 Assay HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid Immuno-chromatographic Assay Oral Fluid, Serum, Plasma,
Whole Blood (Venipuncture, Fingerstick)
In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
Medford, NY
12/19/2012 BP120032
Uni-Gold™ Recombigen® HIV-1/2 HIV-1, HIV-2 Rapid EIA Serum, Plasma,
Whole Blood (Venipuncture, Fingerstick)
In Vitro Diagnostic: Qualitative detection of antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. Trinity Biotech
Jamestown, NY
12/23/2003
02/04/2013
BP030025
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Anti-HIV-1/2 and HIV-1 Antigen Combo Assays (detect HIV-1 antigen and antibodies to HIV Types 1 and 2)
Tradename Infectious Agent Format Specimen Use Manufacturer Approval Date STN
ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo HIV-1, HIV-2 CMIA Plasma / Serum In Vitro Diagnostic: Simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 (group M and group O) and/or HIV-2. Abbott Laboratories
Abbott Park, IL
US License 0043
6/18/2010 BP090080
 GS HIV Ag/Ab Combo EIA HIV-1, HIV-2 EIA Plasma / Serum In Vitro Diagnostic: Simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 (group M and group O) and/or HIV-2. Bio-Rad Laboratories
Redmond, WA
US License 1109
7/22/2011 BP100064
Alere DetermineTM
HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo
HIV-1, HIV-2 Immunoassay Serum, Plasma,
Whole Blood (Venipuncture, Fingerstick)
In Vitro Diagnostic: Simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1 and/or HIV-2; point-of-care test. Alere Scarborough, Inc.
Scarborough, ME
8/8/2013 BP120037
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Information Courtesy of US FDA Website

 

Home HIV tests are never 100% accurate. If you choose to do use a Home HIV Test Kit, you should still verify the result with a Doctor.

This is especially so if the result is positive.


 

If you wish to get a HIV test done, visit any of our clinics listed below:

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If you need a HIV test visit Our Clinics anytime during our opening hours. You do not need an appointment.

Find out more about Anonymous HIV testing at our clinics.

Can’t wait for 3 months to find out? Find out more about Anonymous Rapid HIV Combo test at our clinics.

If you had a high risk exposure to HIV within the past 72 hours, you can take medicines to reduce your risk of actually contracting HIV. Find out more on HIV PEP Treatment.


 

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About Dr. Tan
Dr. Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2001. His residency was in the two largest public hospitals in Singapore; Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

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We have 5 locations conveniently located at Robertson Walk, Bencoolen Street, Novena, Scotts (Pacific Plaza) and Somerset (H&M)

Robertson Walk          6238 7810   map

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21 Comments

  1. After exposure, how many days later can do hiv combo test conclusive?

  2. mr Patrick

    Dr.. pls I did a test using Alera determinant. saw a faint red in the patient column and a tick red in the control column. what does this explain?

  3. bayareaboy

    I had a 2nd gen test done oral swab at 1 year post exposured ….is the 2nd generation test accurate and conclusive been negative

  4. Hello doctor, may I ask if these kits are available for sale to bring home? Thank you.

  5. HI, how can i purchase it online and delivered in UAE?

  6. TheSillyOne

    Dear Dr. Tan,

    Please help me! I took hiv test at Kanlantan 20 days post exposure. It’s negative, I am not sure what brand they use, and if they test for both hiv-1 and hiv-2. Please kindly advise the accuracy. I am now having swollen lymph nodes all over my body. I am really scared to death now. I am getting depressed.

    I am planning to take another test 54 days post exposure. Which test should I go for?

    If I take hiv PCR to directly detect the virus, will it be conclusive (8 weeks)? I understand that it costs a lot, how much is it on average?

    Thank you so much!

    • I am not sure what test they use either. I think for accuracy of tests done by other doctors, you should be asking them instead of me. It’s like asking another cook what ingredients were used by the first cook. We can have an idea but can never be 100% sure. If you want to take the PCR test you might as well do it now instead of waiting till 8 weeks.

      • TheSillyOne

        Hi Dr Tan, thank you very much for your reply! I agree with your analogy. The doctor there (very experienced with 20+ years of hiv experience) told me that it’s 95% accurate. I forgot to ask him if he meant 95% would test accurate by them, Or i have 95% of being tested accurate. What do you think about this? It’s a 4th gen test that tests for both antibody and antigen via Rapid Finger prick test. I am super stressed now, could my swollen lymph nodes be due to anxiety? Thank you once again and kudos to your good work!

  7. Hello Dr Tan,

    Thanks you so much for your reply, The alera hiv test that i have used is the alera ag/ab test kit. I used this test on the 39 days and 56 days after potential exposure and both result is negative.

    I have been explained by the person who conducted this test the kit would pick up antigen and antibody.

    Based on your earlier comment and my explanation, is the test that i have took is a antibody test or combo test?
    should I take another test after 3 months?

    Thanks you Dr Tan.

  8. Hello Doctor,

    You mentioned that you are using SD Bioline test kit. However im using alera hiv test kit 56 days after potential exposure.

    My question is that how conclusive both test in 56 days and also what is the standard window period for these both test kit.

    Should i wait for 90 days

    Thanks you in advance.

    • It depends. Both SD and Alere make antibody as well as combo tests. The combo test would be conclusive at 56 days. The antibody test has to be repeated at 3 months.

      • If 4th gen rapid test was taken at 27 days post exposure and shows up as negative, is it considered conclusive or should a follow up be taken at 90 days?

        • Officially the 4th Gen test is only conclusive at 28 days. So you have to get another one done. Practically speaking, your tests at 27 days is as good as conclusive.

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