Lab Test : Transfusion Hold

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Alternate:Hold for Transfusion
Includes:Physician to determine
Department:Transfusion Services
Phone:(937) 641-3369
SQ Code:THLD
Available:Daily, 24 hours
Turnaround:Held for 3 days
Specimen:Blood
Volume:1.5 mL
Container:Purple top tube or 3 purple Microtainers
Temperature:Room temperature for transport. Refrigerated for storage.
Rejection:Improper labeling or wrong collection tube.
Normal:N/A
Uses:The "hold" is to hold a specimen collected at the same time as a CBC so that if a transfusion becomes necessary based on CBC results, the patient will not have to be redrawn.
Limitations:N/A
Method:N/A
 

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