EDTA sample labelled “FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION”
Minimum sample volume 0.5 ml
Please see Transfusion Policy for information on sample labelling requirements
Haemolysed, clotted or lipaemic samples cannot be tested
To determine the blood group and Direct Antiglobulin Test (DAT) status of Newborn and <4 month old infants. This test will also indicate if the Newborn has been affected by maternal Red cell antibodies and by what degree the antibody has bound to the infants cells.
Times for results from these samples is <1 day.
Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)
Specimen Labelling Procedure