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EDTA+Gel – new 8mL tubes

26 April 2017

SA Pathology is replacing the current 5mL EDTA+Gel collection tube with an 8mL tube.

Using the new 8mL EDTA+Gel tube for the tests listed below provides improved sample integrity, storage and processing conditions, and the additional sample size provides greater flexibility should re-testing be required.

What to collect in 8mL EDTA+Gel

  • Blood borne viral NAT tests, a dedicated tube is required for each of these:
    • HIV viral load or genotyping
    • Hep B viral load
    • Hep C viral load
    • Hep C RNA or genotyping
  • Homocysteine
  • Ammonia
  • PTH

Order of draw

Our Order of Draw Quick Guides will be updated to reflect these changes; if you’d like one please call Consumer Products on (08) 8222 3394 or ask your SA Pathology Business Development Officer when next they call.

If you have questions

For further information please phone Enquiries on (08) 8222 3000 and ask for the on-call Microbiologist.