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  Crossmatch Specimen Type:
  also known as Antiglobulin Technique, Coombs Crossmatch, Full Crossmatch

Blood



Specimen requirements: 6 mL Lavender Tube (EDTA)
Unit of measure: N/A
Ideal sample: 6 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 6 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: Date, time, and legible signature by the responsible phlebotomist must be noted on the label.
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Transfusion Services/Blood Bank
Stat frequency: 24 Hours - Daily
Stat turn around time: 60 - 90 minutes or longer
Routine frequency: Daily
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 8 Hours
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: This type of crossmatch is performed whenever the patient has a positive indirect antiglobulin test identified to be due to a clinically significant alloantibody or if the patient has a history of clinically significant alloantibody. Please give the blood bank sufficient time to provide antigen negative units for the patient.
  Results are available on a Transfusion Record form.
CyberLAB abbreviation: N/A
CyberLAB code: N/A
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A