|Alternate:||Syringe Red Blood Cells Transfusion|
|Includes:||None if crossmatch is already completed; otherwise, see Crossmatch Procedure.|
|SQ Code:||(TSYR): Do not order in SunQuest. Call first|
|Available:||Daily, 24 hours|
|Turnaround:||15 - 20 minutes. See Crossmatch Procedure.|
|Specimen:||None required if crossmatch is already complete; otherwise blood|
|Container:||Purple top tube or 3 purple Microtainers. For NICU: 1 purple Microtainer.|
|Temperature:||Room temperature for transport. Refrigerated for storage.|
|Rejection:||Improper labeling or wrong collection tube.|
|Uses:||Replacement of red cell mass to provide oxygen transport function. See Criteria Table.|
|Limitations:||RBC prepared in syringes expire in 24 hours. Must be ABO/Rh compatible and must be crossmatched prior to transfusion. See Crossmatch procedure for other limitations.|
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