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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 4th of July so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy 4th of July!
The CTS forms listed below have been revised with an implementation date of September 2, 2019.Check out the Communication page for the complete details on the updated forms or by clicking the link: Communications
CTS Dallas and Phoenix Labs successfully implemented WNV NAT testing on the Panther Testing Platform on Monday, June 17th. 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.    
CTS received notification from Sanochemia Pharmazeutika AG of their intent to immediately discontinue production of Fluorognost HIV-1 IFA test kits routinely used for confirmation of HIV-1 antibody-reactive donations. Based on our current testing volume, CTS has sufficient HIV-1 IFA reagent inventory to continue performing this confirmatory test through the end of August 2019.Check out the Communication page for the complete details on the updated IFA HIV-1 assay or by clicking the link:
On June 13, 2019, the New CTS Laboratory Information System has been successfully implemented in Charlotte. We complete any pending result uploads and resume scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!    
Seasonal monitoring of epidemic triggers for West Nile Virus (WNV) NAT tested donations will begin June 1 and continue through October 31, 2019. Should your facility have a reactive donation, CTS will send the WNV Alert email to inform you of your WNV reactive samples and request donor information. If you receive this email, please reply within 12 hours with the needed donor information (home city, state and zip code) as well as blood donation product type.Again this year, CTS has distributed th...
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 Memorial Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Memorial Day!
Reminder test emails for the Health and Human Services (HHS) email notifications for WNV reactives have been sent for email changes. Please respond with any desired changes by May 10th, 2019. If no change is needed, no further action is required. The final email distribution list will be provided the week of May 20th, 2019. 
CTS successfully implemented Donor-Screen HLA® Class I and II testing on the Stratec Biomedical AG Gemini on Monday, April 29th. As previously communicated, the Immucor assay and sample requirements are the same, and the package insert has been modified to state the assay is specific to the Stratec Gemini instrument. The new package insert, assay history list, and platform history list are now available on our website.    
On April 15, 2019, the New CTS Laboratory Information System has been successfully implemented in Portland. We complete any pending result uploads and resume scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!    
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