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FDA verax testing day 4


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How is everyone implementing Day 4 bacterial testing of platelets.  Has this been mandated by FDA to be completed by Oct 1??

We currently test Day 5,6, and 7, but Day 4 seems to be a challenge.  Any ideas would be appreciated!

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  Most of the ones we get from our suppliers are the 7 day bacterial testing so we don't need to do the testing. If a single donor is only 5 days, we will test on day 4 and 5. We also use some acrodose that aren't tested.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Both our vendors are collecting either LVDS (large volume delayed sampling) apheresis platelets or Pathogen Reduced or both so we aren't implementing the Verax testing.  We do, however, accept <3E11 platelets (low volume) LVDS if there's no other option.  Implementing the Verax testing would be really complicated because 80-90% of our platelets are split at least once due to the size of our patients/children.  

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