Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Transfusion Reaction Investigation

Test Name: Transfusion Reaction Investigation
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Blood Transfusion
Specimen Type: 6 mL Pink (EDTA) top Vacutainer or Donor Tag (SJHC)
Collection Information: Signs and symptoms of the reaction should be recorded on the Blood Transfusion Laboratory Requisition
Requisition: BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUISITION or Electronic order
Test Schedule: Daily
Urgent, if indicated
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
2 hours
2 hours
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date:  
Revised Date: 2015-05-21
Critical Value: N/A
Interpretive Comments: Results will be interpreted by Hematologist or designate.
Special Processing:  
Comments: System Code: Determined by Transfusion Reaction Course.
Further blood transfusion should not occur until investigation is complete
Method of Analysis: Anti-Human Globulin test
Critical Information Required: Pre & Post Transfusion - Temperature, Blood Pressure, Pulse, other symptoms
Storage & Shipment: Transport to the Blood Transfusion Laboratory within one hour of collection.
System Codes: 
See Comment
Referred To:  

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