Platelet Concentrate, Transfusion (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
(not orderable on LIS)
PLTS (Pooled Plts/1 pool = 4 donors)
PLTS ( Random/Peds/1 donor40-60 mL)
Daily, 24 hours
Availability is subject to supply
Platelet concentrates are released as pooled packs of four individually donated units. Shelf-life of pooled platelets is 4 hours. Storage is at room temperature (do not refrigerate platelet units.) May release individually donated unit for pediatric patients (see Neonatal Transfusion).
Special Labeling Requirements: The content of each sample label must include the patient's full name and medical record number, the phlebotomist's initials, the date and time the sample was collected and, for non-LLT draws, the initials of a second medical professional who has confirmed that the sample came from the patient whose name is on the label; the computer label must have this same information plus an accession number and the tests ordered. NOTE: LLT phlebotomists should write 'LLT' for the second set of initials.
Store platelet units at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
Each pooled platelet pack (one pool equals four donors) contains at least 20 x 1010 platelets.
Platelet Infusion; Platelet Packs; Platelet Rich Plasma; Platelets; Platelet Transfusion; Pooled Platelet (one pool equals four donors)