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Laboratory Medicine

Test catalogue

Transfusion Reaction Workup

Test Name

Transfusion Reaction Workup

Pink Tube Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 2 Pink Tops

Minimum Venous Volume = 2 x 7 ml EDTA specimen (Pink Top)

Tubes must fill to at least ½ or greater of its vacuum capacity

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in 2 Pink Top tubes. Sample should be well mixed at time of collection. Requisition must have ordering physician, phlebotomist signature, collection date and time. Specimen must be clearly labeled with patient information. EDC required for prenatal patients. Please include diagnosis, transfusion and pregnancy history on requisition if applicable.

Transfusion Medicine must be notified for all suspected Transfusion Reactions (x5084).

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 8 hrs.

Transportation: Send to Transfusion Medicine lab at room temperature as soon as possible.

Sample Rejection Criteria: Unlabeled and/or mislabeled specimens. Incomplete TM requisitions.

Required Documentation

Ensure both requisition are completed with ordering physician name and phlebotomist signature, date and time of draw.

Turnaround Time (TAT)

TAT varies based on reaction

Test Utilization

As Required

Reference Value

Antibody Screening: Negative

Test Code

TIPP1

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Testing Location

SMH-Transfusion Medicine (Blood Bank)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019