PACKED RED CELLS, transfusion (0007-0131) "PACKED RED CELLS, transfusion "
Synonyms: Packed Cells; Red Blood Cells, Human; Red Cell Concentrate; Red Cells, Packed; Transfusion, Type and Crossmatch
Order Mnemonic: BILL RBC
Test Includes: ABO and Rh type, antibody identification when screen is positive, antibody screen, crossmatch
Applies To: Donor Blood
Lab: Blood Bank
Request Form: Blood Bank Blood Component Request
Patient Preparation: The patient must have an identification wristband
Storage Instructions: Stored in Blood Bank refrigerator only until issue. When unable to infuse after issue, blood must be returned to Blood Bank within 30 minutes
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, drawn in SST/serum separator tube, requisition not signed by phlebotomist.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Blood Bank lab, McCullough 5.102
Turnaround Time: 2 hours
Special Instructions: All requests must include requesting physician’s name and ID number, patient's name, UH #, patient location, clinical information/diagnosis, identity of phlebotomist and date and time collected. Request form must be filled out completely and all information must be legible. Crossmatched blood held for 3 days only.
Volume: 5 mL blood
Minimum Volume: 3 mL blood
Container: Lavender-topped tube (EDTA)
Reviewed/Revised 6/27/2010 by T. Moore, MT(ASCP)SBB