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Pretransfusion Testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic TS
Specimen Requirements

Collections  are performed through Mobile Collection Service (MCS), at acute care sites, or at Patient Service Centres. 

Adults:
2 x 6 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

Neonate:
2 x 0.5 mL EDTA microcollection tube 

Pediatric 4 months (or 7 kg) to 24 months: 
1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Pediatric 2 years to 12 years: 
1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube 

Pediatric 13 years to 17 years:
1 x 6 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Pediatric patient with known compatibility testing problem:
2 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tubes

Transfusion Medicine will advise if a confirmatory ABORh sample is required when blood components are ordered.

See Specimen Outdate to determine when specimen should be drawn.

Specimen Handling
Additional Information Includes TYPE and ABS.  For patient identification procedure, see Pretransfusion Testing.
Testing Location
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) Type and Screen, Crossmatch
Reference Interval