Important Information about Monkeypox from NC-DHHS (5/20/2022) to All North Carolina Clinicians and Laboratorians

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

Test ID: LAB11513 Patient Needlestick Package
(Ordered as "Floor Collect")
Group/Individual Test Individual
Laboratory Clinical Microbiology/Clinical Immunology
Tube Station 82
Specimen Routine: Two 5 mL Blood / Serum Separator / Gold Top Tubes.
See Comments for additional specimen information
Turnaround Time 3 hours (nonreactive tests)
Reference Range Normal: 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.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 23, 2022

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