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Item Value
Approval req'd? no
Available Stat? yes
Test code XM
Performed by? Blood Bank
Sendout? no
In House Availability 24 hours/ 7 days
Container type pink top tube
Amount to Collect Full 10 mL
Collection Instructions The blood drawer must sign the Blood Bank Requisition, in the "collected by" space.
Sample type Venous Blood
Special instructions The patient's name and MRN on the requisition and specimen must match exactly. Inadequately labeled specimens will be discarded - no exceptions. An antibody screen is part of this test. If the antibody screen is positive OR A CROSSMATCH IS INCOMPATIBLE, an antibody workup will automatically be initiated.
Synonyms Crossmatch;
References AABB Technical Manual, 16th Edition, 2008.
CPT coding 86900, 86901, 86850, 86920
Last Updated 8/19/2009 1:13:57 PM
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