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Clinical System Name

None specified


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:


STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  1 d


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's


Department:  Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's


Phone Number: (206) 987-5151

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified