1. SPECIMENS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PRETRANSFUSION TESTING UNLESS:
i) the specimen and request slip conform to the Blood Transfusion protocols of the relevent site. If Bradma labels are used they must be signed and dated to confirm the patient ID has been checked.
ii) The specimen collection declaration is completed by the person collecting and labelling the specimen. Please label the request slip with the ward and clinical details.
2. IF URGENT, TELEPHONE THE LABORATORY.
3. Use "Transfusion Test/ Product Request Form".
Contact reference laboratory directly for up to date fee advice.
Royal Children's Hospital- Immunologytel 9345 5725
RCH must be notified prior to collection. Sample to be collected on TUESDAY morning and arrive in Immunology Laboratory by 1330hrs. Testing only performed Tuesday mornings.
Sample must be received by RCH within 22h of collection. Mark request as URGENT to facilitate immediate transport.