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  Transfusion Reaction workup Specimen Type:


Specimen requirements: 6 mL Lavender Tube (EDTA)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 6 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 3 mL
Method of collection: Venipuncture
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Date, time, and legible signature by the responsible phlebotomist must be noted on the label.
The following substances can adversely affect the results: Hemolysis
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum]
Order/entry screen(s): Transfusion Services/Blood Bank
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: 1 Hour of draw
Routine turn around time: Always performed STAT (extended workup may require up to 24 hours to complete)
For Hillcrest deliver to: Blood Bank : Blood Bank, room 2-103
For Thornton deliver to: Blood Bank : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital, room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : N/A
Method: N/A
Special Instructions: Must be delivered to the blood bank within 1 hour of draw. No specimen needed if reaction is urticarial only.  On all febrile transfusion reactions where the increase of temperature is equal to or greater than 1C or 1.7F a culture will be performed, a post transfusion specimen will be submitted to immunogenetics and transplantation laboratory for an ELISA anti-HLA antibody screen if suspected Trial I. On all delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions on recently transfused patients wherein a new alloantibody is detected, automatic antigen typing of segments of the 10 most recently transfused red blood cell products and elution procedure if direct antiglobulin test is at least showing a reaction of 1+.
  Results are available in PCIS
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A