Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Needle Stick Injury - Source

Test Name: Needle Stick Injury - Source
Alternate Name(s): Blood/Body Fluid Exposure: Source patient
Hepatitis/HIV testing on source of needlestick injury or blood/body fluid exposure.
HIV/Hepatitis testing on source of needlestick injury or blood/body fluid exposure.
Laboratory: Core (UH)
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
All sources are treated as STAT: 1 hour
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Revised Date: 2021-06-15
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Special Processing: Testing on the source patient of a needle stick injury or blood/body fluid exposure includes the following tests:
Hepatitis B surface antigen
Hepatitis B surface antibody
Hepatitis C antibody
Comments: Testing done in the Core Laboratory, UH only. The Core Laboratory is licenced to do HIV testing on the source patient only when an employee of London Health Sciences Centre or St. Joseph's Health Centre is exposed (victim). All other HIV testing on source patients must be sent to the Public Health Laboratory and the specimen must be accompanied by the proper Public Health requisition. HIV testing on victims will be sent to Public Health Laboratory.
Method of Analysis: Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay
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