Lab Test : Red Blood Cells Transfusion, Syringe

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Alternate:Syringe Red Blood Cells Transfusion
Includes:None if crossmatch is already completed; otherwise, see Crossmatch Procedure.
Department:Transfusion Services
Phone:(937) 641-3369
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
Volume:0.5 mL
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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