Clinics and Departments

Laboratory Services

Lab Dept:

Transfusion Services

Test Name:

TRANSFUSE (LESS THAN 4 MONTHS)

General Information

Lab Order Codes:

UXM

Synonyms:

Newborn Crossmatch

CPT Codes:

Refer to Red Blood Cells, Leukocyte Reduced.

Test Includes:

Preparation of Red Blood Cells for transfusion.

Logistics

Test Indications:

Transfusion of Red Blood Cells in infants <4 months of age. Refer to Guidelines for Transfusion for indication for Leukocyte Reduced Red Blood cells.

Lab Testing Sections:

Transfusion Service

Phone Numbers:

MIN Lab: 612-813-6824

STP Lab: 651-220-6558

Test Availability:

Daily, 24 hours

Turnaround Time:

30 minutes

Special Instructions:

Indicate transfusion volume in amount requested. Required order details include: number of units (or mL’s), special requests, time and date needed and transfusion indicator. See Guidelines for the Transfusion of Blood Components.

Specimen

Specimen Type:

None required if pretransfusion testing has been done on current admission.

Container:

N/A

Draw Volume:

N/A

Processed Volume:

N/A

Collection:

N/A

Special Processing:

N/A

Patient Preparation:

N/A

Sample Rejection:

N/A

Interpretive

Reference Range:

N/A

Critical Values:

N/A

Limitations:

Transfusion and tubing volumes ≤60 mL will be issued in pre-filtered syringes.

Volumes >60 mL will be issued as partial or complete units and will require filtration at bedside.

Methodology:

N/A

Contraindications:

Inappropriate order for patients >4 months old. A serologic crossmatch is required for all patients over 4 months of age.

References:

Silva, M, Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Current Edition, Bethesda, MD: AABB

Technical Manual, Current Edition, Bethesda MD: AABB



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