**Specific 3.8% Sodium Citrate Tube. Sample to be kept at room temp and hand delivered to CSR ASAP after collection. DO NOT use pneumatic tube.
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Royal Children's HospitalHaematology
Specimen must be delivered to MH Haematology and sent to RCH ASAP.
Please note specific collection and specimen handling requirements.
Sodium Citrate Tube (** 3.8% tube required). Tubes are available in both collection centres.
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".