RH IMMUNE GLOBULIN EVAL

Collect

One 6.0 mL Pink top (EDTA) labeled with  patient's last name, first name, medical record number, date drawn, phlebotomist's initials, and second person verifier's initials.

Utilizing READBACK VERIFICATION, the phlebotomist and a second hospital personnel verify that the patient's identifiers on his/her hospital identification bracelet match those on the blood specimen. Both persons must initial the pink top tube and, if used, the pink Transfusion Service request form.

In the outpatient setting, it is permissible for the patient to verify his/her identification.

Also acceptable: One 4 mL Purple top (EDTA) labeled as above.

Tube must be filled to at least 80% capacity.

Pediatric Collection

3 mL whole blood.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; grossly hemolysis.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport at room temperature within 8 hours, or refrigerated within 24 hours.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours.

Remarks

Sample must be drawn within 72 hours POST delivery.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Transfusion Service (Blood Bank)

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Reported

Same day

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Transfusion Service (Blood Bank)
Collection

Collect

One 6.0 mL Pink top (EDTA) labeled with  patient's last name, first name, medical record number, date drawn, phlebotomist's initials, and second person verifier's initials.

Utilizing READBACK VERIFICATION, the phlebotomist and a second hospital personnel verify that the patient's identifiers on his/her hospital identification bracelet match those on the blood specimen. Both persons must initial the pink top tube and, if used, the pink Transfusion Service request form.

In the outpatient setting, it is permissible for the patient to verify his/her identification.

Also acceptable: One 4 mL Purple top (EDTA) labeled as above.

Tube must be filled to at least 80% capacity.

Pediatric Collection

3 mL whole blood.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen improperly identified; incorrect container; insufficient sample volume; grossly hemolysis.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Internal: Deliver to lab immediately.
Offsite: Transport at room temperature within 8 hours, or refrigerated within 24 hours.

Stability (from collection to initiation)

Ambient: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours.

Remarks

Sample must be drawn within 72 hours POST delivery.

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Transfusion Service (Blood Bank)
Ordering

Performed

Daily

Methodology

Hemagglutination

Reported

Same day
Result Interpretation

Performed by

PCL Clinical Laboratory - Transfusion Service (Blood Bank)
Administrative

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