HIV/HBV/HCV Screen by PCR/NAAT (10 days post exposure)
Positive findings will be reflexed for individual qualitative confirmatory testing using the Roche Cobas Ampliscreen
HIV1 and HIV2 (RNA)
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV DNA)
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV RNA)
Samples must be received in the laboratory within 2 days of sample taking
A 10mls or 2 x 4mls (Vacutainer only)
No special instructions
Sample type guide
Lavender Vacutainer, EDTA anticoagulant, 4ml/10ml (10ml EDTA tubes are used for specific PCR assays)
See the Sample Requirements page for an explanation of all the sample requirements.
See the Special Instructions Legend page for a full list of special instructions.