Baseline serology for Haematology/Oncology patients

 

Samples Tests Pathogens covered Comments

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube).

Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

HIV antigen/antibody (if consented & requested)

Hepatitis B surface antigen “HBsAg”

Hepatitis B core antibody “anti-HBc”

Hepatitis C antibody “anti-HCV”*

CMV IgG antibody

EBV VCA IgG

VZV IgG

Toxoplasma IgG

HIV

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

Toxoplasma

* HCV core antigen and/or HCV PCR is needed if acute HCV is suspected.

 

For virology for haematological abnormalities (e.g. aplastic crisis, chronic anaemia, aplastic anaemia) see Haematology and rheumatology - diagnostic virology.

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology), ext.4627 after 11.15 am.