T and S, Type and Screen, Type and Cross, Type and Hold
If ordering for newborn or neonate (<4 months) refer to Neonate Transfusion.
If ordering for Preop or outpatients refer to Type and Screen-Preop/OP tx
To prepare Red cell units for intended transfusion or anticipated need during surgical procedure with high blood loss or actively bleeding patient. A blood type and antibody screen are required to prepare Red Cell units on hold or for an intended transfusion for patients >4 months of age.
Pediatric Minimum Volume(no repeat)
If not collected with scan hand-held system, label must contain: First Name, Last Name, Medical Record Number, date/time of collection, and the phlebotomist's legible initials.
A blood type and antibody screen are performed to determine the presence of atypical antibodies in order to provide compatible red cells. If atypical antibodies are present refer to Antibody Identification. Surgical patients served by Marshfield Transfusion Service having clinically significant antibodies will have 2 Red Blood cell units crossmatched for surgery. If the patient does not have a historical blood type in Marshfield Labs Transfusion Service computer system, a second sample may be obtained for second blood type (no charge) for improved safety when transfusing type-specific Red Cell products.