Red Blood Cells, Transfusion

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

Packed RBC

DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Held until the expiration of the sample used for crossmatch.
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):Red Blood Cells, Human; Packed Cells