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".
Resp PCR, Respiratory PCR Includes : Influenza A, Influenza B, RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Rhinovirus, Para-influenza 1,2,3, MPV, Adenovirus, Bordetella species and B.parapertussis, L. pneumophila, L.longbaechae and M.pneumoniae.
NPA (Nasopharyngeal aspirate) or Bronchial Washing or throat swab collected with a Copan e-swab (liquid Amies) pink lid _x000D__x000D_
Daily (Mon - Fri)
Requires own tube?:
Internal Spec Code:
NPA or BW
Sputum specimens not recommended.
NOTE: Viral transport medium can be obtained at Pathology Central Specimen Reception. RMH Tel: 93427689