BMT Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT) for Hematopoietic Stem Cell, BMT and Solid Organ Transplant

Abbrev Code:WICMPX   
Order Code:LAB4585Order Name:HBV HCV HIV WNV BY NAT
Order Instructions:Order on patients from BMT Clinic, Donor Center, U312 (Cell Therapy) or U1821 (BMT Research) or solid organ transplant.
Synonyms:West Nile Virus NAT; Hepatitis B Virus NAT; Hepatitis C Virus NAT; HIV NAT
Methodology:Nucleic acid testing
CPT Codes: 87521 x1, 87535 x1, 87798 x1, 87516 x1
Test Includes:For transplant donors only. NAT testing for Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV and West Nile Viruses.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimens must arrive in East Bank Core Lab Sendouts before noon to go out for testing. Specimens received after that time will go out the next day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:28 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:20 mL adult; 10 mL pediatric
Container:Purple 10 mL
Collection Instructions:Requires 2 full 10 mL purple (EDTA) for adults (3 is preferred) or 1 full 10 mL purple (EDTA) for pediatric patients. Contact Memorial Blood Center for additional information.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Send to the East Bank Core Lab Sendouts immediately.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature. Sample must arrive at testing site within 72 hours of collection.
Stability:72 hours at room temperature or refrigerated.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Memorial Blood Center)
Referral Lab number:MPX and WNV


Reference Range:By report.

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