BLOOD BANK SERVICES

BLOOD BANK

ITEM / TEST / ASSAY
TEST METHODOLOGY
RUNNING DAY
TURN AROUND TIME
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENT
PATIENT PREPARATION
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

Type, Screen and Crossmatch: Packed Red Blood Cell (RBC) Per Unit 

Gel Card Technology 

Daily 

One hour (for in-house only) 

3cc whole blood (EDTA) and 3 cc serum (red top) 

None 

Blood samples can be used up to three days only 

Type, Screen and Crossmatch: Whole Blood Per Unit 

Gel Card Technology 
Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1) hour 

3cc whole blood (EDTA) and 3 cc serum (red top) 
None 
Blood samples can be used up to three days only 

Aliquot for Pediatric Transfusion 

Sterile Bag Welding 

Daily 

Three (3) hours 

Whole blood 

 None 

None 

Antibody Screen or Indirect Coombs 

Gel Card Technology 

Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1) hour 

3cc serum (red top) and 3 cc whole blood (EDTA) 

None 

Blood samples can be used up to three days only 

Blood Typing: ABO and Rh 

Manual Tube Method 

Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1) hour 

3cc serum (red top) and 3 cc whole blood (EDTA) 

None 
None

Coombs, Direct (DAT) 

Manual Tube Method 
Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1) hour 

3 cc whole blood (EDTA) 
None 
None

Newborn-Type and Screen (ABO Rh and DAT) 

Manual Tube Method 
Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One (1) hour 

Heel prick method. At least 0.5 cc whole blood (EDTA microtainer) 

None 
None

Coombs (Direct and Indirect) 

Manual Method and Gel Card Technology 

Daily 

Routine: Two (2) hours

STAT: One hour 

3 cc whole blood (EDTA) and 3 cc serum (red top) 

None

None

Type, Screen, and Crossmatch Packed RBC with Filter 

Gel Card Technology 

Daily

Three to four hours (for in-house only) 

3 cc whole blood (EDTA) and 3 cc serum (red top) 

None

Blood samples can be used up to three days only 

Autologous Donation (Including Type, Screen, and Crossmatch) 

Gel Card Technology 

Daily

Four hours (for in-house only) 

Whole blood and serum 

None

None

Autologous Blood / Component, Collect / Process / Storage 

Manual Processing 

Daily

Four hours (for in-house only) 

Whole blood 

None

None

Cold Agglutinin; Screen 

Manual Method 

Daily

After 24 hours (for in-house only) 

One 3 cc (lavender top) and One 6 cc (red top) 

None

None

Cold Agglutinin; Titer 

Manual Method

Daily

After 24 hours (for in-house only) 

One 3 cc (lavender top) and One 6 cc (red top) 

None

None

Warm Crossmatching 

Manual Method

Daily

One (1) hour (for in-house only) 

3 cc whole blood (EDTA) and 3 cc serum (red top) 

None

All regents and materials are pre- warm at 37 degrees celsius before proceeding to manual crossmatching 

Platelet Rich Plasma 

Manual Method 

Daily 

One (1) hour (for in-house only) 

3 ACD tube (8-5 cc) 

None 

None