**URGENT** HIV SCREENING TEST CHANGES

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 3:49:38 PM

Effective July 20, 2011, the Laboratories at WMH and BGH will be making changes to the current rapid HIV antibody test performed in-house. The current parameters and changes are listed below:

Old

1.) Sample Type: Serum or Plasma

2.) Name: HIV Maternal/Newborn

3.) Results: Positive or Negative

New

1.) Sample Type: Serum ONLY

2.) Name: HIV Antibody Screen (Rapid)

3.) Results: Reactive or Non-Reactive

Note: All reactive results will be sent to a reference laboratory for confirmatory testing by Western Blot.

For questions please contact Angela K. Armato, MT, MBA WMH, 763-5780 or Rosie Parkinson, MT BGH, 762-2347.



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