Platelet Concentrate, Transfusion

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: (not orderable on LIS)
POE DESCRIPTION:

PLTS (Pooled Plts/1 pool = 4 donors)

or

PLTS ( Random/Peds/1 donor40-60 mL)

DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: Availability is subject to supply
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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).
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
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS: Store platelet units at room temperature. Do not refrigerate.
REFERENCE RANGE: Each pooled platelet pack (one pool equals four donors) contains at least 20 x 1010 platelets.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Platelet Infusion; Platelet Packs; Platelet Rich Plasma; Platelets; Platelet Transfusion; Pooled Platelet (one pool equals four donors)