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As a friendly reminder, airlines often change their routine flights and cargo hours for holidays. We recommend you check with your couriers, airline carriers, and Fed-Ex or UPS if applicable to verify hours for the upcoming Thanksgiving Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Thanksgiving!
On June 13, 2019, CTS provided information regarding the manufacturer’s discontinuation of HIV-1 IFA test kits. The original communication indicated that CTS inventory would be exhausted by September 1, 2019 but we now have sufficient inventory to last until September 30, 2019. Check out the Communication page for the complete details for the replacement of HIV-1 IFA or by clicking the link: Communications
On September 23, 2019, the new CTS Laboratory Information System successfully implemented in Dallas. We completed any pending result uploads and resumed scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!
We sincerely hope to see you at this year’s AABB Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX on October 19-22, 2019. Please stop by the CTS booth #732 to say hello and once again we will have our cameras ready! We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Reminder - Five CTS Forms will be updated on Monday September 2, 2019. Some of the forms are posted under the At a Glance section of the website. Check it out by clicking the link below:At A GlanceCheck out the Communication page for the complete details on the updated forms or by clicking the link: Communications
As a friendly reminder, airlines often change their routine flights and cargo hours for holidays. We recommend you check with your couriers, airline carriers, and Fed-Ex or UPS if applicable to verify hours for the upcoming Labor Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Labor Day!
On August 9, 2019, the new CTS Laboratory Information System was successfully implemented in St Louis. We have completed any pending result uploads and resumed scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!    
CTS Charlotte Lab successfully implemented WNV NAT testing on the Panther Testing Platform on Monday, July 29th. As previously communicated, the Grifols assay and sample requirements are the same, and the package insert has been modified to state the assay is specific to the Panther Testing Platform. The new package insert, assay history list, and platform history list are now available on our website.    
On June 13, 2019, CTS provided information regarding the manufacturer’s discontinuation of HIV-1 IFA test kits. The original communication indicated that CTS inventory would be exhausted by September 1, 2019 but we now have sufficient inventory to last until September 30, 2019. Check out the Communication page for the complete details for the replacement of HIV-1 IFA or by clicking the link: Communications
On May 9, 2019 the Food and Drug Administration issued a “Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Transfusion-Transmitted Babesiosis” guidance document with a maximum 12 month implementation timeline. Per the FDA guidance document recommendations, CTS is developing a specific implementation plan for mandatory Babesia testing well before the May 8, 2020 deadline.Check out the Communication page for the complete details on the updated forms or by clicking the link: Communications
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