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Red Blood Cells  (Type and Crossmatch)

Synonyms:  Packed Cells; Packed RBC
Specimen:  Blood; (1)Purple (EDTA) top vacutainer tube. Bank ID bracelet must be placed on patient at time of specimen collection.
                        Volume:  Full primary tube
Minimum Volume:  Full primary tube
Collection:  Refrigerate at 2-8°C for 3 days. Pre-transfusion specimen labeling criteria must be met.
Storage:  Refrigerate 2-8 degrees C for up to 3 days
Rejection Criteria:  Hemolyzed; pre-transfusion specimen labeling criteria not met.
Reference Range: 
Methodology: 
Test Use:  Restoration of oxygen carrying capacity; blood volume
Additional Information:  Refer to Circular of Information for use of Human Blood and Components for more specific information. Blood Bank I.D. bracelet must be placed on patient at time of specimen collection. Product may be leukocyte reduced and/or irradiated and/or washed by
Testing Includes:  Crossmatch. Blood Bank ID bracelet must be placed on patient at time of specimen collection.
Testing Facility:  AnMed Health Laboratory