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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 was successfully implemented in Tampa. We have completed any pending result uploads and resumed 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...
As a service to our partners, CTS provides a copy of all licenses and accreditations on our website. Many of the licenses have recently renewed and are now available. On a related note, the FDA registrations are in a new format beginning in 2019 and have also moved to using standard dates, with each registration beginning on 01/01 and ending 12/31 of each year. Please email any questions to ctscustomerservice@mycts.org.Check out the Accreditation/Licenses page here:

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 New Year holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy New Years!

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 Christmas holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Holidays!

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