July 2015

Pre-analytical separation of whole blood for blood borne virus NAT testing


Change to the pre-analytical procedures for processing EDTA whole blood samples for the Abbott RealTime HIV, HBV, HCV viral load and HCV genotyping assays

Blood samples which are submitted to NVRL for blood borne virus (BBV) Nucleid Acid Testing (NAT) can be now separated up to 24 hours following collection. Previous guidance required separation within 6 hours.

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