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Test Directory / Investigation of Transfusion Reaction

Investigation of Transfusion Reaction

EDTA x 1 (Pink Top) and EDTA X 1 (Purple Top) and Urine. Transfused units should be returned to the lab for investigation

TestInvestigation of Transfusion Reaction
Common Abbreviations
Specimen typeBlood and urine
Sample typeBlood and urine
Tube typeEDTA x 1 (Blue Top) and EDTA X 1 (Red Top) and Urine
Minimum volume *4.9 ml 3 ml Total of next available urine
Special precautionsCONTACT LABORATORY FOR ADVICE
Stability**up to 72 hrs
Turnaround timesWithin 24 hours
LaboratoryYork and Scarborough
Reference interval
LimitationsUSER MUST CONTACT LABORATORY Return all transfused blood packs and provide as much clinical information as per BT-TEM-ITR which is filled out in conjunction with BMS and TP to complete investigation Haemolysis and lipaemia may affect results
** For paediatric patients, smaller volumes (approximately 1 ml) are acceptable – please contact the laboratory for further advice if necessary.
**** Largely dependent on patients serological status and recent transfusion history
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