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Type and Screen

SIM

80642 

CPT

86850; 86900; 86901 

Synonyms

Type & Screen, Crossmatch, Type & Hold 

Specimen Type

Whole Blood 

Container

6.0 ml Pink – EDTA (preferred) 
4.0 ml Lavender – EDTA 

Collection Instructions

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. 

Volume

Max:  6.0 ml whole blood EDTA 
Min:  4.0 ml whole blood EDTA 

Additional Information

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 Preparation

Patient requires a blood bank armband (bracelet) for potential blood transfusions. 

Specimen Processing Instructions

None

Transport Requirements

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

3 Days 

Rejection Criteria

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. 

Reference Range

N/A

Critical Value

N/A 

Test Includes

ABORh and Antibody Screen for transfusion purposes. 

Methodology

ABORh:  Hemagglutination 

Testing Frequency

Daily, Monday-Sunday 

 

Reviewed By

Michele Earley 

Reviewed Date

2/1/2018 

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