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Laboratory Medicine

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Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

Test Name

Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)

Pink Tube Red Tube with thin top Specimen Type / Requirements

Container Type = 2 Red Tops and 2 Pink Tops

Minimum Venous Volume = 2 Red Tops and 2 Pink Tops specimens

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

Specimen Handling

Collection Instructions: Collect sample in 2 Pink top tubes and 2 Red top tubes. Samples 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. Medical Director Approval required

Stability: Stable at room temperature for 2 hrs.

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

Sample Rejection Criteria:Grossly hemolytic, icteric or lipemic specimens. Unlabeled and/or mislabeled specimens. Incomplete TM requisitions and/or TRALI requisition.

Required Documentation

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

Turnaround Time (TAT)

Varies based on reaction

Test Utilization

As Required

Reference Value

See Interpretive Report

Test Code




Testing Location

Referred Out – MB, Canada (ROCBSW39)

Other Information

Last Updated: June 06, 2019