PHLN HIV Reference Laboratory Survey

Closed 11 Nov 2022

Opened 28 Oct 2022


PHLN’s recently revised laboratory case definition for HIV has stimulated a review of laboratory algorithms for the confirmation HIV in many primary and reference laboratories around Australia. This presents an opportunity for optimization and standardization of HIV confirmatory testing approaches in Australia.

The aim of this survey is to better understand:

  • Current confirmatory testing algorithms used in HIV reference laboratories around Australia.
  • Planned changes to HIV confirmatory testing algorithms in primary and reference laboratories in response to the updated PHLN laboratory case definition for HIV.
  • Laboratory interest in creating a standardized algorithm to guide HIV confirmatory testing in Australia.

These results will be deidentified and aggregate data will be used to inform PHLN’s further work to optimize laboratory testing for HIV in Australia.


  • Health professionals


  • Communicable diseases