EDTA tube labelled “FOR BLOOD TRANSFUSION”
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
Haemolysed, lipaemic and clotted samples cannot be tested.
For group and antibody screen testing during pregnancy or as part of hospital admission for pre-transfusion compatibility testing
3 hr – STAT sample
24 hr – routine sample
Clinical advice is available from the Haematology Medical team (contact RD&E switchboard on 01392 411611)Specimen Labelling Procedure