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  1. Antigen Typing Alternate Proficiency

    I'll have to look into it. We do not stock all antisera for antigen typing.
  2. Infrared Thermometers

    We only accept returned RBC's if the temperature is acceptable. We take the temperature using an infrared thermometer (which we found to read about 2C warmer than the actual internal temperature of the unit).
  3. Antigen Typing Alternate Proficiency

    That is what every hospital I have worked at used for Antigen Typing proficiency.
  4. Alarm for Reagent Refrigerator

    I am interested as well in a stand alone monitor. I really didn't like the proposed need for alarm checks on reagent refrigerators in the draft 31st Standards.
  5. MRN vs FIN

    Medical Record number and date of birth here.
  6. Nurses performing high complexity testing

    Does this mean we get a pay increase? I wouldn't mind making a nurse salary.
  7. Return and Reissue of components

    We do the same. Since we QC our temperature indicators and know that red blood cells can become out of range as early at 10-15 minutes at room temperature, we will quarantine anything that is suspect (i.e. a red blood cell unit that comes back and the temperature hasn't changed over a period of time) for manager or pathologist judgement for return or discard.
  8. Ortho Panel Cells -Quality Assurance

    Maybe test a cell of the panel and rotate it each day of use.
  9. Ortho Panel Cells -Quality Assurance

    Why can't they just be treated like the screening cells? Run a positive and negative control day (same that you use for the screen) of use.
  10. Secondary Bacterial Testing for Platelets

    I didn't think it was a regulation yet...
  11. D Molecular Testing

    Only send out if immediate spin is negative and weak D test is positive.
  12. Interpreting "weak" results on MTS cards.

    I have this issue also. The guide doesn't give a weak reaction as a result. I always go by if it's a pellet with a few "specks" it's negative....why search for zebras.
  13. ANTI-a1

    We give group O, so no AHG crossmatch.
  14. Validating a new Freezer

    I use 1C as the standard for temp checks, however when I validated a new ultra-low the manufacturer stated that a 2C difference was acceptable.