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  • Exposure Panel Bloodborne Panel aka "Needlestick Panel"

Exposure Panel Bloodborne Panel aka "Needlestick Panel"


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: UNC Student Health Services (966-6561) 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, and Hepatitis C Antibody.

Test ID: EHHIV EOHS HIV Antigen/Antibody
EHHBA EOHS Hepatitis B Surface Ag
EHHCV EOHS Hepatitis C Antibody
EPIC Order
NEEDLESTICK PANEL - SOURCE (Ordered as "Floor Collect")
UNC Dental School Students Only:
HBSAG Hepatitis B Surface Antigen
HCV Hepatitis C Antibody
EPIC Order

Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology/Clinical Immunology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: 5 mL Blood / Serum Separator / Gold Top Tube.
See Comments for additional specimen information
Turnaround Time 3 hours (nonreactive tests)
Reference Range Normal: Seronegative or Nonreactive


Post-Exposure Source Patient Testing Requisition pdf form

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.

Reviewed by gloria_crawford on February 11, 2016

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514