Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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A substance critical to HIV patient blood-testing is running low. However, officials at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH), the lone institution for such testing, said there is no need to fear, since testing will continue in emergency situations and especially in blood transfusion cases.

Last week there was unease after a circular at the QEH advised that all HIV patient testing would be “suspended” from yesterday and blood bank samples would be run until further notice or “reagents have been depleted”.

Yesterday, acting chief executive officer Louise Bobb confirmed to the DAILY NATION that they were low in reagents stock but the testing for the presence of HIV had not stopped.

“We expect them to be replenished by the end of the week and in the meantime we will make sure that they are used for testing blood for transfusions,” she said. (AC)

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