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Transfuse PRBC, packed cells, leukocyte reduced packed cells, irradiated leukocyte reduced packed cells, CMV negative irradiated leukocyte reduced packed cells, etc.
N/A Must have prerequisite, in date, Type & Screen performed.
See appropriate type & screen.
Patient must have a completed in date pre-transfusion specimen as appropriate for specimen preparation. Birth - 4 months: Must have prerequisite Neonatal Type & Screen performed this admission. >4 months: Must have Prerequisite Type & Screen performed within past 3 days. >4 months and pre-screened as not having been pregnant or transfused in the past 3 months by PAT/AM Preprocedures staff: Must have Prerequisite Extended Type & Screen performed within past 10 days.
Blood armband number from pretransfusion specimen does not match patient. Patient does not have a blood armband.
Required testing for blood component preparation.
Daily, Monday – Sunday
Red Blood Cell Products (Leuko-reduced)
Current completed Type & Screen without serologic abnormalities
Stat with call:
Pending Type & Screen without serologic abnormalities*
*If patient requires an additional phlebotomy for blood type confirmation (no historical type) expect an additional hour.
2 hours from lab specimen receipt
3 hours from lab specimen receipt
4 hours from lab specimen receipt
Pending Type & Screen with Abnormalities*
Unspecified time for problem serologic resolution. Will provide periodic updates. Could be hours to days depending on the serological presentation and availability of compatible components in the upstate/nation. Alert pathologist on
call if availability does not meet
Emergency – Uncrossmatched Blood with call specifying “Uncrossmatched” and the following information:
Blood Armband #
Expected availability times listed are expected to be obtained 80% of the time.
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