Department

Microbiology

Preferred Sample Type

Antiviral Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Suitable Specimen Types

  • EDTA Whole Blood
6 ml

Turnaround Time

14 days from Cambridge, however we allow 20 days
to include postage of samples and receipt of results.

Sample Stability

EDTA bloods need centrifuging within 4 hours of
collection and plasma is then sent away.

Antiviral Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

General Information

This test is referred to Cambridge Clinical Laboratory. The test is used to monitor drug levels in the blood before, during or after drug treatment. The test covers all current anti-HIV drugs and interpretation is available for most trough cases.   

Notes

UKAS: 2012 accredited (05/11/19)

CCL,
Park House,
Winship Road,
Cambridge
CB24 6BQ

DX Address: DX6055300
Cambridge 94 CB

 

Specifications

  • EQA Scheme?: Yes
  • EQA Status: INSTAND EQA (German)

The laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital form part of the services provided by University Hospitals Birmingham and are UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited to the ISO 15189:2012 standard. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the UKAS website using the following link: https://www.ukas.com/find-an-organisation/

  • Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospital pathology laboratories are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8217
  • United Kingdom Health Security Agency laboratory is a UKAS accredited medical laboratory No.8213

Tests not appearing on the UKAS Schedule of Accreditation currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

For further test information, please visit the test database: http://www.heftpathology.com/frontpage/test-database.html.

Protection of personal information - Laboratory Medicine comply with the Trust Data Protection policy and have procedures in place to allow the Directorate and its employees to comply with the Data Protection act  1998 and associated best practice and guidance.

For further information contact Louise Fallon, Quality Manager, 0121 424 1235

UKAS HEFT