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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!    

CTS was recently notified that one of the tubes listed in the Sample Acceptability document, the pink top Greiner tube with the clear label, product #46243, is no longer available. The table has been updated to reflect the acceptable tube types available from the manufacturer.

You can check out the updated acceptable tube types here by selecting the Reference tab: At-A-Glance
Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10, 2019. As a friendly reminder, airlines often change their routine flights and cargo hours during Daylight Saving Time. We recommend you check with your couriers, airline carriers, and Fed-Ex or UPS if applicable to verify hours for the upcoming change so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS.
As winter weather continues to move through parts of the US, we would like to remind you it may be necessary to aliquot your purple top EDTA sample if samples will not arrive at a CTS laboratory within 70 hours of collection.You can check out the Pour Off Tube Requirements here by selecting the Reference tab: At-A-GlanceIf you have any questions about this process after reviewing the require...
On February 18, 2019, the New CTS Laboratory Information System has been successfully implemented in Tampa. We complete any pending result uploads and resume scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!    
On April 29, 2019, CTS will begin performing Donor-Screen HLA® Class I and II testing on the Stratec Biomedical AG Gemini. This instrumentation change is necessary as Bio-Rad is discontinuing service on our existing QuickStep instrumentation. Although the Immucor assay and sample requirements will remain the same, 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 wil...
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