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Test Code: GS Preferred Name Blood group

Yes
1 hour
Daily
4 hours
Medicare Item
N/A

Test Tubes

ImageSpecimen TypeSpecimen VolumeTube Type
Blood (adult)(Xmatch)6 mLEDTA 6 mL (Pink top)
Blood (paediatric) (Xmatch)3 mLEDTA 3 mL whole blood (Lavender top)
Blood (neonatal) (Xmatch)0.5 mLEDTA 500 uL Microtainer (Lavender Top)
For neonates, use 500uL EDTA microtainer tube and difficult collections on paediatric only.

A Blood Bank request form must accompany all samples for blood bank testing.

The Blood Bank request form must be completed with the following details:

+ Patient’s Surname and Given Name
+ Patient’s Date of Birth
+ Details of the blood or products required
+ Date and time of collection                                                  
+ Signature of the person that collected the samples (must match collector’s signature on samples)

Identify patient before collection and again before you sign the request form.
CHECK AND RECHECK.

All samples for blood bank testing must be identified with:

+ Patient’s Surname and Given Name
+ Patient’s Date of Birth
+ Date and Time of Collection
+ Signature of the person that collected the samples (must match collector’s signature on Blood Bank request form)

The details required on Blood Bank specimens must be HANDWRITTEN on the tube label.


Usually performed with an antibody screen.  If insufficient specimen for antibody screen received, specimen can not be used to issue Blood.


Group and Hold Serum for potential crossmatch associated with procedures:



• Mater Hospital Brisbane
• Mater Children’s Private Hospital Brisbane
• Mater Private Hospitals - Brisbane, Redlands and Springfield
• Mater Cancer Care Centres - Brisbane and Springfield
• Mater Centre for Neurosciences
• Mater Young Adult Health Centre
• Holy Spirit Northside Private Hospital
• St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane
• **Queensland Health Public Hospitals when collected at Kedron, Keperra and HSN Collection centres only – these are referred to TPCH laboratory for testing and issue of product.


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