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CTS History

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CTS Founded

In January, CTS is incorporated as a non-profit organization owned by Vitalant and OneBlood (formerly Florida Blood Services) with three laboratories located in Dallas, Phoenix and Tampa. CTS test 4.3 million blood donations or approximately 25 percent of the U.S. blood supply.

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On-time test results

On-time test results

Continue to meet or exceed healthcare partners’ expectations by providing on-time test results appr...

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Assay Conversion

Assay Conversion

In July, the six viral marker assay conversion at CTS Dallas, Phoenix and Tampa laboratories was ach...

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Disaster Reliability via Merged Information Systems

Disaster Reliability via Merged Information Systems

In August, the CTS Tampa lab transitioned to the same laboratory information systems (LIS) as the Da...

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Operational Excellence

CTS embraces a company-wide operational excellence initiative designed to change the culture to enha...

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CTS implements licensesd Zika test

CTS implements licensesd Zika test

CTS transitioned all 6 CTS labs from an investigational new drug (IND) to a licensed Zika test, and ...

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Source Plasma / Blood Donor Testing

Source Plasma / Blood Donor Testing

In 2016, CTS tested more source plasma samples (4.9 million) than blood donor samples (4.5 million).

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