A Type and Screen order includes Blood Type (ABO and Rh) and Antibody Screen. A Type and Screen must be requested every three days for Red Blood Cell transfusion. This request is also appropriate for patients for whom blood is not likely to be required, but for whom blood must be available quickly to treat potential blood loss. Average Turnaround time: 1 hour Specimen labeling procedure must be followed. Minimum information on the IPR bar code specimen label of the primary tube: Patient's last name and first name Patient's medical record number Phlebotomist and witness initials (Computer Downtime) Perform IPR scan prior to sending specimen to lab Multiple concurrent specimens: All specimens labeled as above requirement.
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