Transplant donor/recipient serology screen

 

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 B surface antibody “anti-HBs”*

Hepatitis C antibody “anti-HCV”**

CMV IgG antibody

EBV VCA IgG***

VZV IgG****

Toxoplasma IgG

Syphilis antibody

HIV

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

Varicella zoster virus (VZV)

Toxoplasma

Syphilis

*Anti-HBs may be needed if anti-HBc is positive

**HCV PCR is needed if anti-HCV is positive

***Particularly important in children

****In recipients only

HTLV-1/2 serology may be considered in organ donors from endemic areas.

Turnaround time

see virology and microbiological serology turnaround times.

Enquiries

Microbiology (Virology and Serology)