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Test Code BB TRAN Transfusion Reaction

Clinical System Name

Transfusion Reaction Workup Orderset

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 3 mL

Minimum Vol: 2 mL

Complete a Report of Suspected Transfusion Reaction form. Label on specimen and requisition must include: Patient name (as registered), medical record number, and date/time drawn. 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. Send the specimen, the blood component unit and the requisition to the Lab.

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: None

Spin:

Aliquot:

Temp:

Storage location: Check information on label and requisition for accuracy. Deliver labels, specimen, suspected blood component unit & Report of Suspected Transfusion Reaction form to the blood bank. They will spin down the specimen to check for hemolysis & notify RN if results are positive. Unit may be cultured per discretion of Transfusion Service physician on-call.

 

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 1- 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory

Department

Department:  Transfusion Service

 

Phone Number: (206) 987-5151

 

 

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

Requisition

Report of Suspected Transfusion Reaction