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Specimen

EDTA tube labelled “FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION”

Special Instructions

Patient identification details (surname, forename, DoB, hospital number/NHS number) must match on sample and request form

Information on samples MUST be handwritten, pre-printed labels will not be accepted.  Exception – Samples labelled with the Haemonetics BloodTrack on-demand system labels will be  accepted.

Refer to Transfusion Policy for further information

Factors affecting results

Haemolysed, lipaemic and clotted samples cannot be tested.

Reference Range

Not applicable

Test Usage

For group and antibody screen testing during pregnancy or as part of hospital admission for pre-transfusion compatibility testing

Turnaround times

3 hr – STAT sample

24 hr – routine sample

Availability

In House

 Clinical Advice

Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)

Specimen Labelling Procedure
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