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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

Lab order only. Not available in CIS.


BBP Exposure
Employee Exposure
HIV Employee Exposure


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA AND Gold/SST

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

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

**Additional volume may be required; SEE NOTE BELOW.


Note: Source Patient Orderset includes: HIV Antigen and Antibody, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. Employee Orderset includes: HIV Antigen and Antibody and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. If additional testing, beyond the defined ordersets for source and/or employee, is marked on the requisition; draw an additional 1 mL Gold/SST.

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 EDTA plasma to a plastic aliquot tube; affix each aliquot with a large Cerner label. Place samples in CPA refrigerator racks "Frig D" and "Frig F".


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


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 7 d

2 m



STAT Performed TAT
N Daily

1 - 3 d


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory


Department: Chemistry

Location: Chem East (HIV) Chem West (Hepatitis)

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified