Needlestick injury screen (recipient)


Description

If the Hepatitis B immunity status of a member of staff receiving a needlestick injury is not known, this is determined using an ELFA. Hepatitis B vaccine (and IgG if necessary) can be administered. The recipient�s serum sample is stored for follow-up testing if required.

Also known as

NSI reciepeint screen, sharps injury recipient screen


Request a test

To request this test please send sample with a request providing patient ID (three identifiers), specimen information, assay required, relevant clinical details and sender information. Before sending sample please read details on requesting and labelling by clicking on the link. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test. Download the referral form >


Additional information

Individual tests from the screen can also be requested, as appropriate


Sending address

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control Level 4, Camelia Botnar Laboratories Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH DX number: DX6640203 DX Exchange: Bloomsbury 91WC

Laboratory service

Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control


Sample requirements

Serum (5ml in clotted blood tube)


Reference range

Not applicable


Turnaround time

24 hours


Disease / group

Viral immunity


Cost

Upon request


Call in advance?

Not required


Microbiology, Virology and Infection Control

Our laboratory performs a wide range of routine and specialist investigations in Bacteriology, Virology and PCR.

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