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Sara Dionne, PhD, D(ABHI)

Sara Dionne, PhD, D(ABHI)

Sara Dionne serves as VRL-Eurofins Vice President of Operations. She received her Ph.D. in the field of Microbiology & Immunology and started her career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Dionne has worked in the field of laboratory testing for HCT/Ps for over a decade specializing in Infectious Disease and Microbiology screening of donors and biological products. She provides customized consultations for VRL-Eurofins clinical partners and is responsible for operational oversight of all VRL laboratories nationwide. Dr. Dionne is credentialed through the American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics and also serves as the Director of the Immunogenetics Department. 

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    VRL is the first organ/tissue/eye donor screening laboratory to implement the Procleix Panther System (Grifols) for Nucleic Acid Testing (NAT), as FDA approval for use in the United States was recently announced. This presentation will focus on (i) platform changes (ii) NAT assay changes and (iii) the ability to test for several emerging infectious diseases. We will share our testing observations post-implementation.