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Test Code BB-TYPSCRHOLD TYPE SCREEN & HOLD

Important Note

Contact Blood Bank with questions concerning acceptable specimens
for pediatric patients or unusual collections.

Only lab authorized personnel may collect specimens.
Outside accounts: Call Blood Bank supervisor to schedule (847-5121).
Specimen must be signed by authorized collector and include date and time of collection.Specimen will be released at 23:59 on the third day after collection.

Additional Codes

Primary ID

Epic Code

Mayo Access ID

BB-TYPSCRHOLD

N/A N/A

 

Specimen Information

Container

Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum Vol

Pink Top Tube Whole Blood Refrigerate 6 mL 6 mL 6 mL

Submit whole blood. Red top tube (Plain) is acceptable. Serum gel tube NOT acceptable. 3 capillary tubes (red or lavender) are acceptable if reverse grouping is not ordered. Two-4.0 mL lavender top tubes are acceptable, submit unseparated. Specimen label  must include patient’s full legal name, UVMMC MRN, date of birth, date and time of sample collection and signature of the authorized person that collected the sample. Specimen can be used for crossmatch until 23:59 on the third day from draw date. Only lab authorized phlebotomists can collect samples. Outside accounts call blood bank supervisor to schedule (847-5121).

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Method

Agglutination by tube test or Gel Methodology

Instrumentation

Manual Methods or Grifold Erytra

Section

Blood Bank

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

No