Name: Draw Tube for Possible Crossmatch and Hold for Orders
Test Name: Draw Tube for Possible Crossmatch and Hold for Orders
Health Link Test Code: HCPOSSXM
LIS Test Code: POSSXM
Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.
Collection Container: Pink top tube (adult) or 2 mL lavender top acceptable for pediatric or neonate
Also Acceptable: Lavender top, Microtainer
All patients must have an identification band in place. For more information, refer to Hospital policy 8.12. On tube, indicate Employee ID number (preferred), full name (print), or network login ID (for physicians), and title (RN, MD, etc.). Date and time tube.
Specimens collected in red top tubes are acceptable but will cause delay in testing. For neonatal samples, a lavender microtainer filled to the top will be acceptable.
Collection Volume: 6 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL
Refrigerated: 3 days
Sample Analyzed: Red cells and plasma
Do not open or centrifuge tube.
Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Service or send to tube station 134.