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  • Crossmatch, Blood Products

    Test Name:Crossmatch, Blood Products
    Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
    CPT Code:86920, 86921, 86922
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma, 5.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 1 hour
     Routine: 1 hour
    Collection Information:A Hematocrit should be performed prior to ordering. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures. The specimen must be collected within 72 hours of expected transfusion.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. All specimens drawn as outpatients will be for informational purposes only, not for transfusion.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, failure to provide a properly completed Requisition Form and/or a Blood Infusion form.
    Reference Range:NA  
    Additional Information:Crossmatched blood is held for 48 hours only. Blood cross-matched for a particular patient is automatically released after 48 hours. Transfusion Service's should be notified as soon as it is definitely known that the patient will not need transfusion so that the blood can be used for other patients.
     In the special circumstances of outpatient surgery: If the patient has been asked and found to have a negative history of blood transfusions or pregnancy within the last three months, the specimen can be used for crossmatching for up to two weeks prior to the anticipated date of transfusion. In cases of previous positive antibody results, another specimen must be submitted the day of surgery for confirmation.
     ** All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**