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Occupational Health exposures

Important Note

Employees involved in an accidental exposure should contact the blood exposure hotline for instructions (206) 987-2633. Exposed staff must report to Occupational Health Services or the Emergency Dept (after hours) within 1-2 hours of exposure so that appropriate medical evaluation and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis can be offered if necessary.

Clinical System Name

None specified

Synonyms

BBP Exposure
Employee Exposure
HIV Employee Exposure
OHS

 

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA AND Gold

Preferred Vol: Source patient - 4 mL; Employee - 4 mL

Minimum Vol: Source patient - 3 mL; Employee - 3 mL

 

Note: Test on source patient includes HIV Antibodies, Hepatitis B surface Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. Tests on employee include HIV Antibody (baseline, not done STAT), Hepatitis B Surface Antibody and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. Paperwork will be UW request form labeled SEACOC. 

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location:Do not order. Spin both tubes. Don’t aliquot gold top. Transfer plasma (lavender top) to a plastic aliquot tube affixed with appropriate Exposure Order sticker (Staff or Source).

 

Monday – Friday: Place samples and UW requisition in the CPA 1 Refrigerator, on the Virology Rack.

 

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: With normal AM Virology batch, courier samples and UW requisition to UW NW220 (on a cold pack).

 

Off-site collection: Send samples and UW requisition to main lab.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen

1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily

1 - 3 d

Stat HIV if employee on anti-retrovirals available during open lab hours

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Virology Lab

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: None specified
Reference Test Number:

None specified

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier on a cold pack to UW NW220.