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SEROLOGY INVESTIGATIONS PERFORMED AT ST. PETER'S HOSPITAL

All plain bloods received into the serology laboratory are stored for approximately two years.  Additional tests are generally available during this period of storage if requested.

Tests performed daily

Hepatitis BsAg, HBcore, anti HBs

Hepatitis A IgM and IgG

Hepatitis C total antibody

HIV Ag/Ab combo

Cytomegalovirus IgG and IgM

Toxoplasma IgG

Rubella IgG and IgM

Varicella zoster IgG (if urgent please contact a Consultant Microbiologist)

Measles IgG

Enterovirus

Parechovirus PCR

VZ PCR

Chlamydia PCR

Gonococcal PCR

Influenza A/B  RSV PCR

HPV PCR

Hepatitis B e Ab/Ag

Hepatitis C Ag

HIV confirmation and Typing

Mumps IgG

Bordetella IgG

EBNA

Syphilis serology

Epstein Barr virus IgM

Parvovirus IgM

Parvovirus IgG

Antenatal screens

Borrelia total antibody

Mycoplasma particle agglutination

AntiStreptolysin O Titre



See Biochemistry for Gentamicin and Vancomycin antibiotic level assays

Tests performed at least once a week

Please contact the Microbiologist to discuss tests required urgently to facilitate rapid turnaround of results.

HIV VIRAL LOADS

HBV Viral loads

HCV Viral loads

Hepatitis B Core IgM

Specialised tests are available from HPA reference and other laboratories (see reference lab table)

These samples must be sent to the Virology laboratory at SPH through normal transports before they can be sent to the reference laboratory.

Needlestick Injuries

For source (patient) HBsAg, HCV and HIV according to risk assessment and consent, serum stored.

For recipient (staff) Blood taken for storage, Anti HBs if status unknown.

All sera from patients involved in needlestick injuries are stored for at least 2 years at –70oC