Needle Stick Injury Protocol Blood Test
Needle Stick Injury Protocol Blood Test (Labcorp)
This package screens for several bloodborne diseases which pose a risk to workers in the healthcare industry. Healthcare workers are often exposed to the blood or bodily fluids of their patients. They also have the potential for accidental needlesticks or cuts from contaminated instruments. Even when the proper precautions are taken, there is a risk of exposure to infectious diseases such as HIV or viral hepatitis. The CDC recommends that any employer in the healthcare field have a protocol in place to screen for possible infections in the event of a potential exposure. Even when the risk of infection is low, it is important to undergo routine screenings to protect both healthcare workers and their patients. When an exposure occurs, it may be necessary to test both the person exposed as well as the patient whose blood was involved.
This package includes:
- HIV 4th Generation antigen/antibody
- Hepatitis B Panel (includes Surface Antibody, Surface Antigen, Core Antibody)
- Hepatitis C Antibody
- Hepatic Function (Liver function)
Because some infections may take up to several months to be detectable, multiple screenings at different time intervals may be necessary. If treatment is necessary, further testing can also be used to monitor disease progression and response to treatment. We also offer a Needle Stick Viral Panel which can detect earlier exposures.
Turnaround for these tests is typically 1-2 business days. Turnaround may be longer if repeat testing is necessary.
Where can I find a Needle Stick Injury Protocol test near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
The detection period for the tests in this package can be as early as 3-4 weeks in some people. By 12 weeks from exposure, the majority of people will have a very high level of accuracy.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
This package includes:
Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Hepatitis B Immunity Test, Hep B Titer
Hepatitis B Panel Comprehensive Hep B testing, Acute, Chronic, Remote and Immunity
Hepatitis C Antibody Remote exposure
Hepatic Function Liver Function, Liver Enzyme, LFT
HIV 1 & 2 4th Gen Antigen Antibody, Blood 4th Generation Blood Test, Antibody and P24 Antigen, Routine Screening