Leukocyte Depletion of Blood Products by Filtration

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: FILTERLP; LR FILTER
DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 1-2 hours
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Hold for 1 day after crossmatch unless written request is received from the physician; maximum on hold time is 2 days
CONTAINER TYPE: Pink top tube
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
MINIMUM VOLUME: 7 mL
REFERENCE RANGE: Compatible
TEST SYNONYM(S):Leukocyte-Poor Blood Products; Leukocyte Removal by Filtration