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HCV & HIV NAT
|Performed by||Creative Testing Solutions|
|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.
|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||As of December 2005, nucleic acid testing for blood donors is performed in pools of 16 donors, whereas 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.|
|Last Updated||8/24/2011 12:23:28 PM|
If you have additional questions regarding this test, please call: 415-353-1667