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Nucleic Acid Testing (HIV-1, HCV, HBV)

Alternative Names:NAT Testing (HIV HCV HBV)
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:NAT, Nucleic Acid Testing for HIV-1, HCV and HBV
Medicare rebatable:No
Specimen Types:Blood
Container Types:
Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT)Plasma Preparation Tube (PPT)
Collection & Request Instructions:

Specimens are accepted Monday to Thursday only.

 

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
Do Not Centrifuge

Specimens MUST reach ARCBS within 72 hours of collection.  Transport via special courier if the routine courier run will not get the specimen to ARCBS within this time.

External Laboratory:Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack