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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 Memorial Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with the transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Memorial Day!
Seasonal monitoring of epidemic triggers for West Nile Virus (WNV) NAT tested donations will begin June 1 and continue through October 31, 2020. 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, you can access the mos...
The new online Learning Center with new content can still be found under the “Training” folder on the CTS Website. However, the look and feel of the site has changed, and a 2-minute Introductory Video will help you navigate the new site.Check out the Communication page for the complete details by clicking the link: Communications
The recent communication regarding the recent Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total assay in Tampa has brought about many questions as hospitals and blood centers prepare to order the testing. We've put together a FAQ document to clarify what we know today. We will update the document as we get more information on existing questions and as new questions get asked, and will update the blog with the revised FAQ document.Thanks for your support as we work to rapidly get this testing available to you. &nbs...
CTS Tampa has implemented the Ortho Vitros Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Total test which qualitatively detects antibody (including IgG and IgM) to SARS-CoV-2 S protein on April 20, 2020. Additionally, Vitalant Research Institute is offering the SARS-CoV-2 Reporter Viral Particle Neutralization (RVPN) test.The situation is rapidly developing and we know you likely have many questions, but you can find all the current information here: 
In July, all 5 CTS laboratories will convert from the current Grifols Ultrio Plus NAT triplex assay (HIV 1/2, HBV, and HCV), performed on the Tigris testing platform, to the newer Ultrio Elite triplex assay, and performed on the Panther testing platform. The CTS Phoenix lab will implement first on July 7th, with the 4 remaining CTS labs located in Charlotte, Dallas, St. Louis amd Tampa all implementing on July 13, 2020. Click here for all the details:
Honor Your StaffCelebrate Lab Week, and honor yourself and your colleagues as a vital part of the lab community and have some fun while doing it!Medical Laboratory Professionals Week celebrates it's 44th anniversary this year. The week is coordinated by a collaborative with representatives from 17 national clinical laboratory organizations, including CDC, to celebrate clinical laboratory professionals.Lab Week is a great time to generate new awareness and excitement about the laboratory medi...
The new Learning Center website launch today on Monday, March 30, 2020. While the link to the new Learning Center will remain the same under “Training”, the hosting provider will change as will the look and feel of the new website. Users will login as they do today to access courses, personal reports and certificates.Check out the Communication page for the complete details by clicking the link:
CTS will be transitioning to a new sFTP server for clients who send test request and/or receive test result files, due to the old sFTP server needing to be decommissioned.Get the details here:Communications
Beginning June 1, 2020 all 5 CTS laboratories will being transitioning from the Grifols Procleix Ultrio Assay to the Grifols Procleix Ultrio Elite Assay on the fully automated Panther System.Read all about it on the Communication page by clicking the this link:Communications
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