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86850; 86900; 86901
Type & Screen, Crossmatch, Type & Hold
6.0 ml Pink – EDTA (preferred) 4.0 ml Lavender – EDTA
Collections require 2 person patient/specimen identification* and labeling complete with blood bank armband number. If the patient does not have a historical blood type on record within the transfusion service, a 2nd specimen will be ordered for collection as the 2nd required safety comparison blood type for crossmatching purposes. There is no additional fee for this testing. *Except for code trauma patients. Specimen collection must be within 3 days of anticipated transfusion need (^exception made only for pre-screened PAT patients and then must be within 10 days of anticipated transfusion need).
Max: 6.0 ml whole blood EDTA Min: 4.0 ml whole blood EDTA
Type & Screen is only valid for 3 days^ from original order. Testing must be repeated (reordered) for possible transfusion if necessary after this time.
Patient requires a blood bank armband (bracelet) for potential blood transfusions.
Specimen Processing Instructions
Absence of 2 person patient/specimen identification and labeling(except code trauma patients). Absence of blood bank armband identification on specimen. Patient specimen does not match patient historical blood type. Absence of specimen identification or discrepancy between specimen identification and request identification.
ABORh and Antibody Screen for transfusion purposes.
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