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Turnaround Time:

Urgent - 1 hour Routine - 24 hours

Description:

Matching of blood prior to transfusion (TO CONVERT AN ALREADY PROCESSED GROUP & SAVE TO CROSSMATCH PLEASE CONTACT THE LAB)

Vessels and Containers:

7ml EDTA Blood Transfusion (Pink Top)

Sample Requirements:

All samples must have 4 points of ID to include: Hospital Number OR NHS Number DOB Surname Forename The sample must have a date and time taken and must be signed by whomever took the blood.

Important Information:

For Urgent request please contact lab otherwise turnaround time will be as and when product required. Grossly haemolysed samples will not be tested. Patients found to have antibodies may take longer to process.

Time limits for requesting additional examinations:

This is too variable to state and depends on many factors.