Exposure Panel Bloodborne Panel aka "Needlestick Package"
Use: These tests are to be used for testing source patient exposures. They may be ordered only through the appropriate Health Service:
Hospital Employees: UNC Hospitals Occupational Health Service (984-974-4480)
University Employees/Dental School Faculty and Staff: UNC Employee Health Service (966-9119)
All students: Campus Health Services (966-6573) M-F 8am-5pm
Healthlink (984-974-6300) after hours
Contract Employees/"Travelers": UNC Emergency Department (984-974-4721)
The Panel consists of tests for HIV Ag/Ab Combo Assay, Hepatitis B Surface Antigen, Hepatitis C Antibody, Hepatitis C RNA Quantitative PCR
||Patient Needlestick Package
||PATIENT NEEDLESTICK PANEL - SOURCE
(Ordered as "Floor Collect")
||Clinical Microbiology/Clinical Immunology
||Two 5 mL Blood / Serum Separator / Gold Top Tubes.
See Comments for additional specimen information
||3 hours (nonreactive tests)
||Seronegative or Nonreactive
Post-Exposure Source Patient Testing Requisition
The appropriate Health Service (see above) must be contacted prior to blood collection. The Microbiology Laboratory must also be contacted (984-974-1805) by the Health Service for ALL exposures to ensure STAT testing. Failure to contact the appropriate Health Service and/or the Microbiology Laboratory may result in delayed testing and delayed treatment.