Red Cell Exchange, Therapeutic (007-0013) "Red Cell Exchange, Therapeutic"
Synonyms: Erythrocytapheresis; Therapeutic Cytapheresis, Red cell exchange
CPT 4 Code: 36520
Order Mnemonic: BILL TRX
Order Includes: Removal of autologous red cells from a patient with replacement of homologous red cells; Type and Crossmatch required for homologous red cells
Lab: Blood Bank lab; exchange procedure performed by Dialysis Service nurses
Request Form: Attending physician's MD Consult and Blood Bank Primary Request Form
Patient Preparation: Informed consent must be signed by patient.
Collection: routine venipuncture
Causes for Rejection: Determined by Blood Bank physician
Availability: Patients are accepted 24 hours per day with Blood Bank Medical Director approval; contact the Blood Bank lab at x21524 to page the blood bank physician on call
Turnaround time: Four hours
Special Instructions: Determined by Blood Bank physician. All requests must include requesting physician’s name and ID number, patient's name, UH #, patient location, clinical information/diagnosis. Request form must be filled out completely and all information must be legible.
Reviewed/Revised 6/27/2010 by T. Moore, MT(ASCP)SBB