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Storage of Rhogam - Deficiency !?


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We were just given a deficiency from CAP for having our Rhogam stored in fridge 1-8, supposed to be 2-8 . How do you all alleviate this ? or proove your fridge never drops to 1 degree? 

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Thank you so much

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You have to change your refrigerator alarm settings to activate at 2.2C (or whatever you choose).  It doesn't matter that your refrigerator never gets too cold;  if you are going to store reagents (and RhIg) in a BB refrig, it has to be able to alert you when then temp is out of prescribed range.

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Even if you don't store RhIG in BB, you need to check the storage requirements of your BB reagents. We assume all reagents are 1-8C or 1-10C but there are some that are 2-8C. We borrowed some Anti-E from a local hospital that was from a different manufacturer  that we use. I happened to look at the package insert just before our recent CAP inspection. I had to adjust the fridge until the reagent was used up. Just be aware.

 

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We use a certified alarmed thermometer that will alarm, separate from the refrigerator alarm and the wireless, set for 2.5 to 5.5. This is checked during quarterly alarm testing.    

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