Newcastle Laboratories

Dried Blood Spot

Clinical Background:

Testing provided for HIV, HBsAg and HCV using Dried blood spots. Useful for patients who are needlephobic or do not accessible veins. HCV PCR testing can be performed on HCV antibody positive sampl...

Testing provided for HIV, HBsAg and HCV using Dried blood spots. Useful for patients who are needlephobic or do not accessible veins. HCV PCR testing can be performed on HCV antibody positive samples if required

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Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Microbiology

    Microbiology

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    N/A

    N/A

  • Special Requirement:

    Dried blood spot testing kits are available from the Microbiology Laboratory. The cards are then posted to the Laboratory for testing.

    Dried blood spot testing kits are available from the Microbiology Laboratory. The cards are then posted to the Laboratory for testing.

  • Sample Stability:

    Samples are stable for transportation through the Royal Mail

    Samples are stable for transportation through the Royal Mail

Availability:

Performed daily during core hours

Turn Around:

4 days

Send To:

Department of Microbiology

Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE7 7DN

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