Needle Stick Injury Protocol Viral Panel Test

Viral load , Quantitative


Test Code: 551610, 550080, 550430
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Needle Stick Injury Protocol Viral Panel Test

This package includes sensitive viral testing for several bloodborne diseases that 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 protect the health of both the healthcare workers and their patients.  This package includes quantitative viral tests that can detect infection earlier than standard screening tests.  In the event of a positive result, these tests will provide numerical results that measure the level of viral genetic material in the blood. 

This package includes:

  • HIV RNA by PCR Quantitative
  • Hepatitis B PCR Quantitative
  • Hepatitis C PCR Quantitative        

We also offer a Needle Stick Injury Panel which includes routine testing for HIV, Hep B, and Hep C.  This package can be used to test for exposures after 4-12 weeks or for repeat testing.

Turnaround for these tests is typically 5-7 business days.  Turnaround may be longer if repeat testing is necessary.

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.

Incubation Period:

The tests in this package are most accurate at 3 weeks from a possible exposure or any time after.  Some people will be detectable as early as a few days from exposure.

This package includes:

Categories:


Needle Stick Injury Protocol Viral Panel Test

Viral load , Quantitative


Test Code: 8369, 35645, 40085
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Needle Stick Injury Protocol Viral Panel Test

This package includes sensitive viral testing for several bloodborne diseases that 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 protect the health of both the healthcare workers and their patients.  This package includes quantitative viral tests that can detect infection earlier than standard screening tests.  In the event of a positive result, these tests will provide numerical results that measure the level of viral genetic material in the blood. 

This package includes:

  • HIV RNA by PCR Quantitative
  • Hepatitis B PCR Quantitative
  • Hepatitis C PCR Quantitative        

We also offer a Needle Stick Injury Panel which includes routine testing for HIV, Hep B, and Hep C.  This package can be used to test for exposures after 4-12 weeks or for repeat testing.

Turnaround for these tests is typically 5-7 business days.  Turnaround may be longer if repeat testing is necessary.

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.

Incubation Period:

The tests in this package are most accurate at 3 weeks from a possible exposure or any time after.  Some people will be detectable as early as a few days from exposure.

This package includes:

Categories:


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