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Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code NAT
Test group Hepatitis
Performed by Creative Testing Solutions
Sendout? Yes
Method Transcription mediated Amplification
Collection Instructions These tests are ordered as part of the Pre-Transplant Infectious Disease (PTXID) screen and cannot be ordered separately.

DO NOT draw samples for NAT send out on weekends and holidays or after 2 PM on Fridays.
Container type 6 mL Lavender top x 2
Amount to Collect 12 mL blood
Sample type EDTA Plasma
Preferred volume 6 mL plasma
Min. Volume 5 mL plasma
Processing notes Ordered as part of the PTXID package. Samples must be received by BSL within 72 hours of collection. Keep at room temperature, DO NOT refrigerate or centrifuge sample.

NAT (HCV/HIV) and WNV NAT can be performed on a single 6 mL lavender top tube.
Normal range Nonreactive
Synonyms nucleic acid testing; Hepatitis C; Human immunodeficiency virus
Turn around times Test set up Monday through Saturday p.m. Turnaround time: 2-4 days
Additional information Testing for stem cell and organ donors is performed on individual samples (non-pooled). This is per current FDA regulations. The assay detects HIV & HCV RNA simultaneously and if the screen is reactive HIV & HCV RNA is tested for separately. Results are qualitative as Non-reactive or Reactive. The test can only be ordered as part of the package PTXID.
LOINC code 53825-6
Last Updated 7/30/2013 3:16:35 PM
Entry Number 490
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