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Crossmatch

Clinical System Name

None specified

Synonyms

Autologous Crossmatch
Granulocyte Crossmatch
RBC Crossmatch
Red Blood Cells Crossmatch
Type and Crossmatch

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL
Infants <12 months: Minimum 2-3 microtainers each with 0.5 mL
Difficult Draw: Minimum 2 microtainers each with 0.5 mL
 

Note: Samples with extremely low volumes may preclude full ABO typing and may require re-draw if blood product transfusion is required.

 

Note: When a provider places an order for red blood cells or granulocytes in CIS, an ABO/RhD and Antibody Screen (Type and Screen) order should be placed, if needed.  A CIS-generated "Request for Blood" requisition will print with Lab - Active Orders. Label on specimen and requisition must include: Patient name (as registered), medical record number, and date/time drawn. Patient Information on the label and requisition must match the patient's arm band exactly. Perform a 2-person verification at the bedside; both individuals must sign the requisition, and phlebotomist's initials must be on the tube. Deliver specimen and requisition to the Lab.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: None specified

Storage location:.Check information on label and requisition for accuracy. Deliver labels, specimen and requisition to the blood bank.

 

Off-site collection:

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  1 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's

Department

Department:  Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-5151

Reference Range

None specified
 

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations: