|Alternate:||Compatibility Testing; Type and Crossmatch|
|Includes:||ABO forward and reverse types, Rh type, DAT, Antibody Screen and Crossmatch with donor units.|
|SQ Code:||XM -- Complete the prompts for the number of units ordered|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||Routine: 2 - 4 hours, STAT: 1 hour. Presence of antibodies may delay transfusion for up to 3 - 5 days until identification can be made.|
|Volume:||1.5 mL for each 2 units|
|Container:||Purple top tube or 3 purple Microtainers|
|Temperature:||Room temperature for transport. Refrigerated for storage.|
|Rejection:||Improper labeling or wrong collection tube.|
|Uses:||Determination of compatibility of donor units in preparation for transfusion. See Criteria Table.|
|Limitations:||Does not assure the following: normal red cell survival, detection of all incompatibilities, or prevention of allergic or febrile transfusion reactions.|
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