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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
Currently, there are limited supplies of the reagents used for HIV-1 Western Blot and HIV-2 EIA testing. In order to conserve the remaining reagent, a controlled process of batch testing was implemented. Therefore, you will likely see additional delays in receiving these supplemental test results.Read about our plan to mitigate this on the Communications page by clicking this link: Communications&l...
A new Learning Center website will launch on Monday, March 30, 2020. While the link to the new Learning Center will remain the same mycts.org/Resources/At-A-Glance 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:
In response to the FDA guidance document for Babesia, CTS will implement the licensed Grifols  Babesia test for samples received on April 20, 2020 at the Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, St. Louis and Tampa laboratories. Be watching for details on an upcoming webinar that will provide you with an overview of implementing this testing.Check out the Communication page for the complete details by clicking the link:
FDA Guidance titled “Further Testing of Donations that are Reactive on a Licensed Donor Screening Test for Antibodies to Hepatitis C Virus; Guidance for Industry” was released on October 2, 2019 and recommends that CTS modify our current HCV reflex testing algorithm to support these best practices. The new algorithm will take effect on April 20, 2020.Check out the Communication page for the complete details by clicking the link:
That’s just one of the reasons that National Blood Donor Month, which has taken place each January since 1970, is such an important observance.Donating blood saves many lives and improves health for many people. According to the World Health Organization, “blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, pla...
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's Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy New Year!
An exciting enhancement is implementing January 20, 2020 in our Special Testing laboratory as we move away from sending confirmatory results via fax and implement sending them directly to your email. Check out the Communication page for the complete details 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 Christmas Day holiday so that you can avoid any issues with transportation of your samples to CTS. Happy Holidays!
On December 9, 2019, the new CTS Laboratory Information System successfully implemented in Phoenix. We completed any pending result uploads and resumed scheduled result uploads. Congratulations on this important success!
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