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Transfuse/Prepare Platelet (PLT)

SIM

81860 

CPT

 

Synonyms

Single Donor Platelet Transfusion; Platelet Apheresis Transfusion 

Specimen Type

N/A  Must have prerequisite, in date, Type & Screen performed. 

Additional Information

Patient must have a completed in date pre-transfusion specimen as appropriate for specimen preparation.

Rejection Criteria

Inpatients:  Blood armband number from pretransfusion specimen does not match patient.  No blood armband.

Test Includes

Required testing for blood component preparation.  

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday – Sunday 

Reviewed By

Michele Earley 

Reviewed Date

2/1/2018 

Supplemental

Platelets

Pre-Requisite

Expected Availability

Current completed Blood Type on females of child bearing potential

AND

Current Armband # on all inpatients

 

*Leukoreduced platelet apheresis units are routinely kept in inventory at SRMC (must be special ordered at VH), but based on patient demand and availability (both internally and with the blood supplier) there may be a delay especially if requesting specialty platelet products such as CMV negative, irradiated, crossmatched, or HLA matched.  HLA matched platelets can only be ordered once the patient’s HLA typing has been ordered and determined.  All HLA matched platelets also require irradiation to prevent against HVGD (Host vs. Graft Disease).

SRMC:

Stat with call

ASAP:     

Routine:

 

10 minutes*

30 minutes*

60 minutes*

 

VH:

2 hours*

 

 

 

Pending Blood type &/or Armband #              without ABO discrepancy

Stat

30 minutes from lab receipt

ASAP:

60 minutes from lab receipt

Routine:

90 minutes from lab receipt

Pending Blood type & Armband # with ABO discrepancy

Stat

90 minutes from lab receipt

ASAP:

2 hours from lab receipt

Routine:

3 hours from lab receipt

If availability does not meet clinical

need alert transfusion services as platelets may be administered, but

may require follow up RhIg injection

Expected availability times listed are expected to be obtained 80% of the time.

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