Exchange Transfusion

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: WBN
POE DESCRIPTION:

Customized Whole Blood Exchange

DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 1 hour or more, depending on availability of fresh (ideally less than 10 days old) or frozen red cells
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Indicate on requisition "Exchange Transfusion" and component.
CONTAINER TYPE: Pink top  tube (mother), MicrotainerTM (newborn)
COLLECTION: 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.
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: Blood from infant and from mother
MINIMUM VOLUME: Mother: 10 mL; newborn; four MicrotainersTM
REFERENCE RANGE: Compatible