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Post Exposure Involving a Patient

Important Note

The Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Involving a Patient orderset is only available to Seattle Children's providers through CIS. For employee exposures, see Occupational Health exposures.

Clinical System Name

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Involving a Patient Orderset


Post Exposure

Patient 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 Antigen and Antibody, Hepatitis B surface Antigen and Hepatitis C Antibody Screen. Tests on exposed patient include HIV Antigen and Antibody, 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. Place samples in the CPA Frig D and Frig F racks.


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


Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

8 h

  Refrigerated 2 d

2 m



STAT Performed TAT
N M, W, and F

1 - 5 d


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory


Department: Chemistry

Location: Chem East

Phone Number: (206) 987-2617

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified