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					Oral Fluid Collection for OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1 / 2 Antibody Test
                         Oral Fluid Collection
          For OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1 / 2 Antibody Test

I.    Purpose:

                 To obtain an adequate oral fluid specimen for rapid HIV testing using the
                 OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1 / 2 Antibody test.

II.   Materials

              A. Test Device (from OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1 / 2 Antibody Test
              B. Test Device Pouch (or disposable zippered plastic bag)
              C. Optional: Disposable latex gloves (or non-latex if employee and/or client
                 has a latex allergy). Testing personnel with breaks in the skin (cuts,
                 abrasions, or dermatitis) should wear gloves when performing oral fluid

III. Procedure

              A. Open the OraQuick  Advance pouch. Have the client remove the Test
                 Device paddle. Do not allow the client to touch the Flat Pad. Check the
                 pouch to make sure that an Absorbent Packet was included with the
                 device. If no Absorbent Packet is present, discard that Test Device
                 paddle and open a new one.
              B. Instruct the client to
                     a. Place the Flat Pad above the teeth against the outer gum.
                     b. Gently swab completely around the outer gums, both upper and
                         lower, one time around, using the flat pad.
                     c. Both sides of the Flat Pad may be used during this procedure.
              C. Do not allow the client to swab the roof of the mouth, the inside of the
                 cheek, or the tongue.
              D. The Test Device paddle is now ready to be inserted into the test vial. If
                 the Test Device paddle must be carried to the test area, place it inside
                 either the Pouch or a plastic zip lock bag for safe transporting. (Discard
                 the Absorbent Packet from the Pouch before using it to carry a client
                 specimen to the test area.)

IV. Limitations
    Activity such as eating, drinking, or smoking tobacco more than 5 minutes prior to
    testing does not appear to have any effect on the results.

Procedure # RL.06.01                                                              Page 1 of 2
Oral Fluid Collection for OraQuick Advance Rapid HIV 1 / 2 Antibody Test
V.    Reference
       OraSure Product Insert #3001-1215 July, 2004. OraSure Technologies Inc.
       Bethlehem PA 18015

VI. Author
    Martha S. Boehme, MT(ASCP)

VII. Procedure Review:
      written: August 2, 2005
      printed: September 20, 2012


     Date installed or replaced ____/____/____             Date removed _____/ ____/____

     Supervisor: _________________                         Director: ___________________

Procedure # RL.06.01                                                               Page 2 of 2

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