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Pre-Surgical Type & Screen
|Performed by||Parnassus Mt. Zion & Mission Bay Blood Banks|
|In House Availability||Test available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at Parnassus and Mission Bay Blood Banks only
Testing available at Mt. Zion 0700 Monday to 2300 Friday.
|Collection Instructions||Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample|
|Container type||Lavender top (6 mL)|
|Amount to Collect||
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Unsigned, mislabeled, unlabeled or hemolyzed sample.|
|Turn around times||STAT 1 hour, Routine 4 hours|
|Additional information||Samples for this test should NOT be collected > 14 days prior to the patient's planned procedure.
If the patient has been transfused or pregnant in the preceeding 3 months sample should NOT</> be collected > 3 days prior to procedure. The concern is that such patients could be developing red cell allo-antibodies that could be missed if the samples are collected too far in advance.
|Last Updated||5/19/2015 8:16:17 AM|