Training for system and policy changes regarding infectious diseases screening

Training for system and policy changes regarding infectious diseases screening

On August 10, 2015, significant policy changes will take place related to screening donor organs for infectious diseases. We will be making multiple changes throughout UNet, including Waitlist screening criteria and DonorNet data collection of HCV NAT and HBV NAT.

Training
Starting Monday, August 3, you can access a recording in UNet help documentation that will explain the new infectious disease reporting fields. An overview document will outline all the changes and implications.

Here’s an overview of the changes:

OPOs must:

  • Perform HCV nucleic acid testing (NAT) on all deceased donors
  • Perform either HIV combination antigen/antibody (Ag/Ab) testing or HIV NAT testing on donors you identify as being at increased risk for HIV, HBV, and HCV transmission according to the U.S. Public Health (PHS) Service Guideline.

OPO staff should also be aware of system changes that their vendors need to make on August 10. Learn more.

Living donor recovery hospitals must:

  • Perform HCV NAT testing on all living donors
  • Perform either HIV combination Ag/Ab testing or HIV NAT testing on living donors you identify as being at increased risk for HIV, HBV, and HCV transmission according to the U.S. Public Health (PHS) Service Guideline.
  • Complete all testing for HIV, HBV, and HCV as close as possible, but within 28 days before organ recovery

View additional details about changes in the July 10, 2015, system notice – “Upcoming Waitlist and DonorNet changes” on Secure Enterprise.

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