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  • Customer Notifications regarding Extended Expiry Dating of some Aptima Lots

    May
    13

    Please see below links to Customer Technical Bulletins that were received from Hologic in response to recent shortages of Aptima Collection Devices (ACDs).

    Extended Expiry Dating studies were completed at Hologic and the links below contain data relating to lot numbers for Urine and Multitest Collection Kits and updated expiry dates.

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  • Changes to NVRL testing, regarding Measles IgM and Rubella IgM

    May
    06

    Changes to NVRL testing, regarding Measles IgM and Rubella IgM

    Measles:

    Following a review of testing at NVRL, it was noted that Measles IgM investigations were being requested as part of a general viral screen.  Measles IgM testing should be performed when there is a high index of suspicion that the patient has an acute measles infection.  In addition, an oral fluid sample should be collected for measles RNA, to facilitate genotyping to identify transmission pathways

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  • Re-introduction of HIV Resistance Testing at NVRL

    Apr
    29

    NVRL is delighted to inform our users that the suspension of in-house HIV Drug Resistance testing (test code ARIA) has ended.

    NVRL is now completing testing in-house and specimens will no longer be referred to the UK.

    This CN replaces earlier Notifications, published in 2021 (CN-21-13 and CN-21-25)

    NVRL sincerely apologises for any inconvenience that was caused during the suspension. Please contact the Clinical Team with any queries on 01-7164401

    (Reference: CN-22-7)

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  • Update: Notification of Global Supply Shortage of Hologic Aptima Collection Devices

    Apr
    21

    From March 1st 2022 UCD NVRL were made aware of global shortages of the following collection devices provided by Hologic:

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  • Notice of UCD Campus Works – from March 21st 2022 until further notice

    Mar
    23

    CN-22-4

    The next phase of the UCD Future Campus Phase 1 enabling works is scheduled to commence on Monday March 21st and will have an impact for all campus users using the R138/N11/Stillorgan Road entrance to campus. 

    For this phase of works access and egress routes for the R138/N11 entrance will alter.

     From Monday 21st March please note that:

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  • Notification of supply shortage of Aptima Collection Devices

    Mar
    01

    Notification of supply shortage of Aptima Collection Devices

    1st March 2022

     

    Regrettably UCD NVRL must give notice to our Users regarding shortages of the following collection devices provided by Hologic:

     

    • Aptima® Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit PRD-03546
    • Aptima® Urine Specimen Collection                   Kit No. 301040
    • Aptima® Unisex Swab Specimen Collection     Kit NO. 301041

     

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  • Updates to testing provided by NVRL Viral Serology Laboratory

    Jan
    10

     

    Unfortunately, UCD NVRL must inform users that some tests are affected by staff shortages as a result of high levels of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the community.

    The following update is appropriate starting Monday 10th January 2021.

    1. Cessation of VZV IgM testing – this test will be dropped from the testing schedule

     2. Mycoplasma IgM will be tested once a week with a subsequent change in Turn-around-time (TAT) to 7 days

     3. HIV Avidity testing will be suspended for 6 months

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  • Potential Shortage of CMV IgM testing capacity

    Dec
    22

    Unfortunately, UCD NVRL must inform users that Vidas™ CMV IgM kits are in short supply. Following our CMV Immunity/Infection algorithm, an alternative serology assay is available to assist in the diagnosis of CMV infection and samples are being tested on this alternative assay.

    This Vidas™ shortage is expected to be resolved in the coming week.

    UCD NVRL apologises to our users for any inconvenience that may arise. Please address any queries to 01-7164418

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  • Testing in NSLB (Backweston) on TaqPath ThermoFisher SARS-CoV-2 PCR (Taqpath)

    Dec
    22

    Please note the following mandatory requirements when referring samples for Taqpath testing at NSLB, Backweston.

     Sample CT value must be <30

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  • NSLB Christmas 2021 arrangements

    Dec
    20

    NVRL Satellite Labotatory Backweston Service Christmas 2021

    Please find below the schedule for our COVID-19 Service at the NSLB.

    NVRL LAB 5, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOOD AND THE MARINE, BACKWESTON LABORATORY CAMPUS,

    BALLYMADEER, CELBRIDGE, CO. KILDARE, W23 VW2C

    Day/Date

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