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Specimen Processing Flow Chart View File This flow chart was originally created for training travelers, but now is used for new hires as well. A significant departure from the typical transfusion service is steps taken on certain blood samples prior to centrifugation. The TYPENEX code is entered from the blood sample container to verify that it was correctly entered into Meditech by the phlebotomist. It is better to detect problems prior to testing than when attempting to release blood component to Nursing. Submitter Dansket Submitted 04/20/2017 Category Educational Materials
I'm sure this has been asked before but I cannot find a feed about it. What does everyone use as their expiration for a sample when the patient has NOT been pregnant or transfused? We currently use 10 days but my pathologist is considering changing it to a 3 day expiration of all blood bank tubes regardless of whether they've had an exposure or not. I'm thinking of the ramifications of this with not being able to do our pre-surgical specimens a week in advance and it would really change our workflow. Advice please.