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Transfusion Reaction

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Request - Investigation for possible transfusion reaction on an A4 "Request for Blood Products" form.

Laboratory:
Blood Bank
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
Pink EDTA (6mL)Pink EDTA (6mL)
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab

Please click on link below for Transfusion Reaction Report Form

http://ehweb02/eh%20intranet/blood/Transfusion%20Related%20Adverse%20Event%20Form%20_March%202009.pdf

Notes:

Additional specimens required ( as indicated on the " Transfusion related adverse event form" )

Serum - for Haemolysis screening tests.

Citrated plasma - for Coagulation tests including DIC screen where applicable.

Urine - for possible presence of haemoglobinuria.

Return of blood pack  suspected in the reaction.

Result Turnaround Time:
4 hours