Uni-Gold® HIV SOP

Summary of the manufacturer’s working protocol for Uni-Gold® HIV Rapid Tests.

Procedure

  1. Check the expiration date. Do not use expired kits.
  2. Remove the protective kit cover from test device.
  3. Label test device with the appropriate patient/client identification.
  4. Apply two drops of whole blood to the sample well.
  5. Apply 2 drops of Wash Reagent to the sample well.
  6. Read the result after 10 minutes, no later than 12minutes.
  7. Record results on the worksheet.

Interpretation of Test Results (Only three results are possible with this test):

Reactive (Two bands)

Red bands appear in both the control area (labeled ‘C’) and the test area (labeled ‘T’) of the device. Any visible red color in the test area should be interpreted as positive.

Non-Reactive (One Band)
One red band appears in the control area of the device (labeled ‘C’) and no

red band appears in the test area of the device (labeled ‘T’).

Invalid (No Band)

If there is no band in the control area of the device, the test is invalid. Even if a red band is present in the test area of the device, the result is invalid and should be repeated.