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Blood Group and Screen

Alternative Names:Blood Group and Antibody Screen
Blood Group and Hold
Group and Screen
Group and Hold
Group and Antibodies
Laboratory:Blood Bank
Test Code:BGS
Medicare rebatable:No
Registration Instructions:

Blood group and antibody screen for Antenatal and Pre Transfusion patients.

BBV (Blood Bank Sample Validation Panel) to be entered for all Blood Bank Samples.

Specimen Types:Blood
Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 6 mL
EDTA Microtainer
EDTA 10 mL
EDTA 4 mL
EDTA 6 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:6 mL
Minimum/Paediatric Volume or Mass:0.5 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

Samples and Requests must have THREE points of corresponding identification. Preferably Full name, Hospital UR number and Date of Birth.

All Blood Bank Samples must be Dated, Timed and Signed or Initialled by the collector.

These details must be IDENTICAL to those on the Declaration of the Request form.

The request slip MUST be sent with the sample. Samples not meeting the above requirements will be discarded WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

Clinical notes and past transfusion history must also be noted on the request slip or blood products will not be provided.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Assay Frequency:Daily