Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Needle Stick Injury - Victim

Test Name: Needle Stick Injury - Victim
Alternate Name(s): Blood/Body Fluid Exposure: Exposed individual
Hepatitis/HIV testing on exposed individual of needle stick injury or exposure to blood/body fluids.
HIV/Hepatitis on exposed individual of needle stick injury or exposure to blood/body fluids.
Laboratory: Core/Microbiology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube and 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: This careset is to be used ONLY when victim is an employee of London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Health Centre (and it's affiliate hospitals).
Gold top tube is sent to Core Lab, UH for Hepatitis Testing.

Red top tube is sent to Public Health Laboratory for HIV testing.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION AND PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY HIV TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Hepatitis testing: As required
HIV Testing: Referred weekdays to Public Health Laboratory as necessary
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
Hepatitis: Daily
HIV: 14 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-03-23
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing: The following tests are done on victims of a needle stick injury or blood/body fluid exposure:
Hepatitis B surface antigen
Hepatitis B surface antibody
Hepatitis C antibody
HIV (a separate requisition and blood sample are required)
Comments: The Core Laboratory is only licenced to do HIV testing on the source patient only. HIV testing on the exposed individual is sent to Public Health Laboratory.

If test is ordered at UH, testing will be performed at UH Core Lab. If test is ordered at VH, then testing will be performed in Microbiology (VH).
Method of Analysis: Hepatitis testing is performed by Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay (CMIA)
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
HEPNEV/HIV
 
Referred To: HIV Testing referred to Public Health Laboratory.

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