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Breast Milk Exposure Profile

Components

Name Method Department Units
Breast Milk Exposure Profile Chemiluminescence
Manual procedure
CMI, Immunology

Battery Members

Hepatitis B Surface Ag; HIV Antibody Stat Screen; HIV1 and HIV2 Ab/Ag Screen

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Required

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 24 hour(s)

Required

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix EDTA tube by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Collected in tube with gel separator
  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

The laboratory must be notified at the time this test is ordered by calling 614-722-5407 during first shift or 614-722-5373 during second or third shift to notify the technologist that a stat test for HIV is ordered. All positive STAT screens will be sent to a reference lab for confirmation testing by an antibody differentiation assay, at additional charge. Result will be called to practitioner within 1hr of specimen receipt in lab.