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    • By kaleigh
      Would anyone be willing to share their SOP's for "tubing" blood products? I am trying to get this started at my facility (even though it seems like everyone else has been doing it for years!) and am already getting lots of questions. I figure being able to explain what others do might help! Thank you in advance!
       
      Edit: we do not have the capability of "secure send" or scanning units/badges with our tube system
    • By gene20354
      Hello everyone.  I am working on the billing for a new LIS and I would like to know what others are doing.  Do you charge CPT 36430 for all transfusions (adult and neonate) or do you use CPT 36430 for non-neonatal transfusions and CPT 36440/CPT 36450 for neonatal transfusions?
      36430 – Transfusion, blood or blood components
      36440 – Push transfusion, blood 2 years and under
      36450 – Exchange transfusion, blood, newborn
    • By ChanNicky
      Hello everyone! I work in a transfusion service where we do NOT give ABO identical platelets and we give only 1 group O platelet every 24 hours. What is the titer limit for Anti-A in group O platelets?  Has anyone heard of a study where Anti-A and/or Anti-B were titered in non-O platelets?  
      Thanks
    • By jalomahe
      Do you take temperature of platelets when received from outside blood supplier?
      Do you take temperature of platelets if they were issued for transfusion but then returned because order cancelled or IV problems or....?
      What is your acceptable temperature ranges? Current AABB states "Storage 20-24C"  and  "Transport As close as possible to 20-24C". The "as close as possible" seems a bit ambiguous and confusing as to setting a policy that the techs can follow.
      Thanks for your input.
    • By linzeej12
      Hey everyone! My lab director seems to think we need to keep the packing slips from ARC for 10 years. Why would we do this? She checks the billing and makes sure everything is correct. Why keep them after the billing is checked? Anyone have any thoughts?
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