Hepatitis C laboratory test process change

Effective Dec 21st we have started Hepatitis C antibody testing with reflex to Hep C by RNA for both employees and source patients for needle stick/other exposures. This is to comply with new CDC recommendation (July 2020) for reflex testing within 48 hours of exposure. The order sets with reflex testing will be built in EPIC soon for both source patients and employees. This will not be process for any other Hepatitis C antibody testing either as hospital in-patients or outpatients.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bhagat at 484-476-3521.

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