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  2. I have it built into the computer system. It won't let you irradiate a PR platelet.
  3. My brother lives in Ann Arbor so I went one year and stayed with him. It was a great learning opportunity.
  4. P9022 is the billing code for Washed Red Blood Cells. We use that and charge and irradiation fee (if needed) separately. From the AABB Billing Guide: P9022 Washed red blood cells unit
  5. There is no HPCS code for washing RBCs. We bill for the procedure itself using CPT 86999 and for the RBC once transfused using P9016.
  6. Depends on the beer . My Belhaven Black better not be ice cold.
  7. Sayre, PA, United States Jul 2, 2021 Guthrie Entity Robert Packer Hospital Shift Day Pay Grade RPH/C11 License FLSA Status Exempt Main Function Administrate and superintend the academic and financial management of the School of Medical Technology baccalaureate level program. Provide a high-quality instruction in medical technology and ensure successful educational outcomes of the enrolled students. Education Master's Degree is required Experience Requires a minimum of 3 to 5 years of medical technology leadership exp
  8. I concur! This was a great symposium. The SBB program I attended sent us to Ann Arbor in 97' and I arranged to go back nearly every year up to 2013 or 2014. We came away with new ideas and confidence in our job. Plus, the Weber Inn was a great place to stay. On the down side listening to John Judd talk about warm beer was not fun. Beer should be drunk ice cold.
  9. Greetings - we are reviewing our billing practices for washed RBCs. I cannot find any P codes for washed RBCs outside of frozen/deglycerolized red blood cells. How are others billing for washing of RBC units? Is P9057 only a proper match if the product was frozen and deglycerolized? Many thanks in anticipation of your guidance.
  10. I am a little confused; as the process to manufacture PR platelets has the same effect as irradiation what do you want to warn your techs of?
  11. Cliff

    Raycell IPDM

    I Googled it. Irradiated Products Database Management (IPDM)
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  13. Hello bmanski22, Welcome to PathLabTalk. Please feel free to browse around and get to know the others. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. bmanski22 joined on the 07/23/2021. View Member
  14. Quite right John. In the UK, we ALWAYS test the previous sample with the latest sample (unless there is a legitimate reason why the previous sample is not available - sample too small, freezer broke down, Malcolm dropped it, etc!). This test is essential in my book, as antigen expression can vary hugely from one donor to another, resulting in either a falsely high titre or a falsely low titre - and either can be dangerous.
  15. Well, unless they are K+k- and have made an anti-k!!!!!!!!!
  16. OK i dont really understand this, but i asked for more specifics - and our backup computers are evidently attached to the network but in a weird limited fashion where they get a solitary incoming dump every four hours, of BB data, but otherwise do not receive network activity, and have no "outgoing" channel. when we were hacked, one was due for a dump and got hacked, the other was instantly quarantined off-line and so had almost all (except the last few hours worth) of BB data. also was just told it is also now stashed in some quarantined part of the cloud? this is waaaay over my head in
  17. While reading one of the threads today it got me thinking, does the University of Michigan still hold their annual Blood Bank Symposium the last of May or early June? It's been a very long time since I was able to attend but for quite some time I was able to convince the powers to be to allow me to attend every other year. Every year was a little too much to hope for. I learned a great deal, met many terrific people, and made a number of friends. I was able to meet and learn from a few of the greats in the blood bank world at the time. I certainly hope it has carried on and is still avai
  18. Just a thought, I have not seen anyone mention in this thread, testing the current sample in parallel with the previous sample. We would start with the very first sample and freeze what was left after the initial titration. We would then thaw and run it in parallel with the next sample. This was an attempt to mitigate the, hopefully, minor differences in technique between techs and give us an accurate picture of any increase in antibody levels.
  19. I had a corporate transfusion service medical director who was uncomfortable with the term "CMV safe" so we were required to use the phrase "CMV risk reduced"! I know it doesn't add anything to the discussion but when I read Ann's post the memory made me smile at the lengths some folks would go.
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