Microbiology


Bone Donor Screens – Virology

Specimen

Blood sample (serum)

Specimen container

Gold top clotted (5ml)

Test Usage

Screening of donors for past / current infection with the following

Screen at 180 days:

Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C antibody, HIV antibody, Hepatitis B core antibody, Syphilis antibody, HTLV 1 and 2 antibody

Availability

Local test

Turnaround Time

2 – 14 days

Specimen Labelling Procedure

Procedure For Collection Of Blood Cultures