Electronic issue

Description: 
Where the patient has had a recent group and negative antibody screen, blood can normally be issued safely using an abbreviated method within 5-10 mins.
Clinical details: 
Blood Group and Antibody screen required for electronic issue of blood and blood products
Sample type and Volume required: 
6ml EDTA
Call in advance: 
If urgent
Turnaround time: 
30 mins
Special sample instructions: 

Must be labelled in accordance with National Guidelines. Needs a fully compliant request card

Storage and transport: 
Anyone collecting or transporting blood or blood products must only do so if they have attended the mandatory Trust Transfusion training session within the last year. In order to enter pathology an access card will be required and all persons collecting should only do so if given three points of patient ID (porter’s collection slip), the product required and the number of units required.
Contacts:
For clinical advice or interpretation of results, please contact the laboratory in the first instance.

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Last updated: 07/08/2015