Needlestick injuries

Sample type and Volume required: 
5ml clotted blood – red and yellow top
Turnaround time: 
1-2 days during working week. Service not available over weekend or bank holidays.
Special sample instructions: 

MUST state whether donor or recipient of injury. Should discuss such cases with Consultant Microbiologist and/or CCDC. Hepatitis B antibodies and serum save will be run on recipient’s serum. Tests on donor blood will only be run if permission is given.

Contacts:
Infection Sciences Department at Bedford Hospital
01234 795913
Bedford Hospital
Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015