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  • Red Blood Cells, Washed

    Test Name:Red Blood Cells, Washed
    Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
    CPT Code:P9022  
    Specimen(s) Type:Plasma, 5.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 2 - 3 hours
    Collection Information:A hematocrit determination must be performed and the results entered on the requisition form. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    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:Must be used within 24 hours of preparation. Testing includes ABO, Rh antibody screen and crossmatch.
     Interpretative Use: To reduce the risk of febrile transfusion reaction in patients with known history of white cell mediated febrile transfusion reaction. To prevent transfusion reaction to plasma proteins, especially IgA, in patients with IgA immunoglobulin deficiency.
     **All illegible/mislabeled specimen will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**