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Hepatitis - Employee Exposure

Clinical System Name

None specified


None specified


Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Red or Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 5 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL


Note: Use Red top instead of Gold SST for HBsAg testing on source patient. Send to lab with UW requisition.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: Gold SST

Spin: Y


Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: Do not order. Spin blood, transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a plastic aliquot tube affixed with a large computer label.

Monday – Friday: Place sample and UW requisition in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Refrigerated Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Courier sample and UW requisition to UW NW220 (on a cold pack).


Off-site collection: Spin blood. Send sample and UW requisition to main lab.


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp






STAT Performed TAT
N None specified



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:  Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes

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Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: None specified
Reference Test Number:

None specified


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