Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Group and Screen (used for Blood Grouping, Antibody Screen and Crossmatching)

Test Name: Group and Screen (used for Blood Grouping, Antibody Screen and Crossmatching)
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 
Pediatric <4 months:
1 mL Lavender (EDTA)
Infants >4 months and <3 years:
2 mL Lavender (EDTA) top
Children >3 years and Adults:
6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information:  
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Daily
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
2 hours
45 minutes
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2012-06-25
Revised Date:  
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: Crossmatched blood can be available within 5 to 10 minutes upon receipt of request to convert Group and Reserve to crossmatch.
Method of Analysis: Anti-Human Globulin test
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within 24 hours of collection at room temperature.
System Codes: 
Referred To:  

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