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Needlestick Injuries

Alias: N/A

Discipline: Clinical Microbiology

Test information: Samples should be collected from the SOURCE patient and the RECIPIENT according to local Trust protocol.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO CLEARLY INDICATE THE SOURCE PATIENT AND THE RECIPIENT OF THE NEEDLE STICK INJURY.
The SOURCE patient will be routinely tested for Hepatitis B, C and HIV if requested.
The exposure details, including date of exposure should be clearly indicated on the recipient patient request.
Blood from recipients will either be stored without testing for two years tested according to guidelines.
All needlestick injuries must be reported to occupational health.

Specimen Type(s)
  • Blood;
Other Acceptable Specimen Type(s)
N/A
Specimen Container - Adult
  • Gold Top SST BD;
Specimen Container - Paediatric
  • N/A;
Analytes
  • N/A;
Part of a test profile?
No
Volume (min) of sample to be sent to laboratory
4ml
Patient Preparation, Sample Handling and Transport
N/A
Maximum add on time
N/A
Units and Reference Ranges / Interpretation
N/A
UKAS number
N/A
UKAS accredited test?
No
Comments
N/A

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Last updated: 03-05-2024