Whole Blood, Transfusion

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

Customized Whole Blood Exchange

DAYS PERFORMED: Daily, 24 hours
TURNAROUND TIME: 1 hour
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: For Exchange Transfusion of the Newborn. Held until the expiraton of the sample used for crossmatch. Whole Blood is not otherwise available.
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