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Bloodworks Northwest Laboratories

Donor Testing-Quality Control Laboratory

Minimum Sample Requirement

Test

Maximum Sample Age (Stored at 2-8°C)

Acceptable Sample Type

WB

Serum Serum Plasma

Comments

Donor Battery 5 days * *6 or 7 mL clot and two 6 or 7 mL EDTA tubes
Recipient/Patient Battery 7 days 6 mL 3 mL Y Y1 1Plasma acceptable for PRISM, and for STS for up to 48 hours.
HBsAg 14 days 4 mL 2 mL Y Y
a-HBc 14 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y
a-HIV-1/-2 14 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y
a-HTLV-I/-II 14 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y
a-HCV 14 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y
a-CMV 7 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y
STS 5 days 1 mL 0.5 mL Y See Comments2 2EDTA acceptable up to 48 hours.

Serum is required for confirmatory testing or when >48 hours since collection.

Chagas 10 days 1 mL 0.5 mL Y Y
HCV-HIV-HBV NAT (Living Donor) 5 days3 6 mL NA N Y 3EDTA acceptable for only 2 days if stored between 8 and 25°C

 

PPT acceptable for only 3 days if stored between 8 and 30°C

HCV-HIV-HBV NAT (Cadaveric Donor) 2 days4 6 mL 3 mL Y Y 4Separated plasma or serum acceptable for additional 8 days if stored at 2-8°C

Gel separated plasma in PPT acceptable for additional 8 days if stored at 2-8°C

WNV NAT

(Living Donor)

5 days5 6 mL NA N Y 5EDTA acceptable for only 3 days if stored between 8 and 25°C
WNV NAT

(Cadaveric Donor)

1 day6 6 mL 3 mL Y Y 6EDTA acceptable for only 1 day if stored between 8 and 25°C

 

Separated plasma or (serum) acceptable for additional 7 or (3) days if stored at 2-8°C

ZIKA NAT 5 days7 6 mL NA N Y 7EDTA or PPT acceptable for only 3 days if stored between 8 and 25°C
EBV VCA 2 days NA 0.5 mL Y N Serum only
EBV NA 2 days NA 0.5 mL Y N Serum only
Toxoplasma 2 days NA 0.5 mL Y N Serum only
HBsAg Confirmatory 14 days 3 mL 1.5 mL Y Y
a-HIV-1/-2 Confirmatory 7 days 4 mL 2 mL Y Y
a-HTLV-I/-II Confirmatory 14 days 4 mL 2 mL Y Y
a-HCV Alternate Assay 10 days 2 mL 1 mL Y Y

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