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Extended Type and Screen

SIM

80670 

CPT

86900; 86901; 86850

Synonyms

PAT Pre-Screened Type & Screens

Specimen Type

EDTA Whole Blood

Container

6.0 ml Pink – EDTA 

Collection Instructions

At order, indicate that the patient is a PAT patient, then the screening questions will appear.  Patient must be screened and determined to be a candidate for this test by virtue of NOT having been pregnant nor transfused within the past 3 months.  Specimen collection requires 2 person patient/specimen identification and labeling.  Specimen must be collected within established acceptable time frame prior to surgery date. 

Volume

Max:  6.0 ml whole blood EDTA 
Min:  3.0 ml whole blood EDTA 

Additional Information

Only orderable from PAT/AM Pre-procedures with accompanying patient screening.  Patient requires the assignment and subsequent placement of a blood bank bracelet.  Pretransfusion labeling requirements required.  Transfusion from this specimen is not possible should the patient be transfused blood between this specimen collection date and the scheduled surgery date where this specimen is greater than 3 days prior to the schedule surgery. 

Patient Preparation

Screening for pregnancy, transfusion in past 3 months or known blood antibodies.

Specimen Processing Instructions

Indicate this is a PAT patient and answer screening question prompts when ordering.

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

N/A

Rejection Criteria

If patient has been pregnant or transfused within past 3 months, the patient must be tested with a Type & Screen 1-3 days prior to the scheduled surgery.

Reference Range

N/A

Critical Value

N/A 

Test Includes

ABORh and Antibody Screen for possible transfusion. 

Methodology

ABORh:  Hemagglutination 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday-Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Mara Richardson 

Reviewed Date

2/1/2018 

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