Zika Information


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

World Health Organization

Pan American Health Organization

Texas Department of State Health Services

Here is how BioBridge Global and our subsidiaries are safeguarding your community and its health:

QualTex Laboratories
  • Began testing for the Zika virus in July 2016
  • Working with suppliers, outside laboratories and regulatory agencies on a test for Zika in blood components
  • Monitoring updates on guidelines and scientific research

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South Texas Blood & Tissue Center
  • Began testing blood donations for the Zika virus in conjunction with QualTex in July 2016
  • Asking community members who have never donated or who haven’t traveled recently to affected areas to make life-saving donations
  • Monitoring for updates to ZIKA guidelines

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  • Implementing guidelines for postmortem tissue donations

  • Implementing guidelines for screening of umbilical cord blood and placentas

  • Preparing to make changes to procedures as recommended

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