5 mL plain blood.
Samples must be double bagged using a plastic bag labelled “Biohazard"
Refrigerate samples if delay in transporting to laboratory is anticipated. Do not freeze.
Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay
Reported as Reactive, Equivocal or Non-Reactive
Routine screening non-reactive report : <1 – 2 days Confirmation of reactive / equivocal results : 1 - 8 days
Screening : Monday – Saturday
If screened reactive / equivocal, reflex confirmation will be carried out for SGH sample.