Single Donor Platelet, Transfusion

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: PLPH
POE DESCRIPTION:

PLTS (Pheresis/donor ~ 250 mL)

 

TURNAROUND TIME: 20 minutes (if product is in-house)
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: HLA matched platelets require 2 days advance notice and special arrangements with an outside center.
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: Special arrangements and sample requirements for HLA matched platelets.
REFERENCE RANGE: Each unit contains at least 3 x 10¹¹ platelets.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Plateletpheresis; HLA Matched Platelets