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  1. Yes we implemented Verax last year.
  2. Does anyone have tips on which objectives are needed? 10x 20x 40x? We just got one... some of my techs will be excited to use.
  3. Cliff: I just submitted my first question. Be easy on me
  4. For the past week, we have posted 1/3 of our RBC supply on the Blood Hub transfer board (ARC), but unfortunately we have had no takers. I'm sorry to say we will lose a good amount in the coming days/weeks due to outdating.
  5. The new AABB standard 1.4 entitled “Operational Continuity” is timely in that it forces us to take a look at our existing processes and have a plan for situations we could not have anticipated, just like COVID-19.
  6. I have experience using Lascar ones. Reliable, easy to setup and retrieve the data. I generally used a 5-minute delay because of the warm up/ cool down time when initially placed.
  7. We have Aeroscout. It’s not 100% reliable but for the most part it’s fine. We get reports every 12-hours that lists all the lab devices. If the server goes down you will not get the reports, but I believe they can be generated by Biomed once server is back up.
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  10. Unless I am missing something, the MTS Dil 2 is not used in antibody screening, however it is used for making a suspension when performing a DAT IgG test (pos and neg QC) on the analyzer. MTS Dil 2+ is used to make the ABORh forward typing solution, which is also QC'd on the analyzer. For the DAT we make our own but for the ABORh and antibody screen QC, we use AlbaQ commercially made QC material (we test O pos, A neg and B pos QC samples) as well as the antibody screens- two vials test pos (anti-D, c) and one vial tests neg.
  11. We do not if we can figure out RhIg injection history, unless specifically requested by MD. Last week we had one where mom did not get the 28 week shot yet, apparently fell at some point, and didn't tell anyone, and her pre-natal anti-D titer was 1024!
  12. Soft Bank is by far the best BB LIS I've worked with.
  13. To add, I have used both Soft and Cerner and within it there is a label verification process in which you scan the newly created ISBT label to make sure that it is correct before being placed on the unit or before dispensing the unit. If for some reason they scan something incorrectly you can set it to automatically Quarantine the unit after x number of tries.
  14. Our policy is similar in that if you're issuing out group O blood in emergency you do not need the second sample. That being said, it sounds as if your patients are not emergencies because they are PAT's and they should certainly be able to send you a 2nd sample prior to you issuing ABO specific products. Usually a few articles about mis-transfusions due to WBIT will scare them enough to understand that this is an important patient safety practice. ?
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