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Post Exposure Involving a patient

Important Note

This should not be used for employees.

Additional Codes

PE HBSAG

PE HBSA

PE HCAB

PE HVAGAB

PE SHIV

Clinical System Name

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Involving a Patient Orderset

Synonyms

Post Exposure

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA AND Gold

Preferred Vol: Source patient - 4 mL; Exposed Patient - 4 mL

Minimum Vol: Source patient - 3 mL; Exposed Patient - 3 mL

 

Note: Test on source patient includes HIV Antibodies, Hepatitis B surface Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. Tests on exposed patient include HIV Antibody (baseline, not done STAT), Hepatitis B Surface Antibody, Hepatitis B surface antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: Spin both tubes. Transfer serum to a plastic aliquot tube and transfer plasma (lavender top) to a plastic aliquot tube each affixed with a large cerner label.

 

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). If "PE HVAGAB' is ordered fill out a manual UW requisition and give a copy to send outs.

 

Off-site collection: Spin specimens, aliquot and transport refrigerated.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d
  Frozen

1 m

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Daily

1 - 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

UWMC Virology

(206) 685-8037 

Department

Department:  

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195
 

Phone Number: (206) 685-6066

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:

 

If "PE HVAGAB' is ordered fill out a manual UW requisition and keep a copy for our records. Keep a copy of the Batch Sheet for our records. Send out M thru F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.