Test Overview
Test Usage

Preparation for transfusion of blood products. A Type and Screen Test must also be performed.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Does not assure normal red cell survival. Will not detect all incompatibilities.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours (continuously throughout the day).
Analytic Time

1 - 3 hours

Soft Order Code
XMIAT
Synonyms
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Compatibility Test
  • Crossmatch
  • Pretransfusion Testing
  • Transfusion
  • Type and Crossmatch
  • IMMEDIATE SPIN CROSSMATCH
  • ISXM INT
  • IS CROSSMATCH INTERPRETATION
  • TYPE AND CROSSMATCH
  • TYPE AND SCREEN
  • IMMEDIATE SPIN CROSSMATCH
  • XM
  • TS.
Laboratory
Blood Bank
Section
Blood Bank
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Blood Bank is not able to share tubes with other laboratories. Specimens are unacceptable if clotted, collected in serum separator tube, contaminated, grossly hemolyzed, of inadequate volume, or not properly labeled with patient identification. Patient MUST have Identification Band or PTS Number. The Phlebotomist must sign the requisition.

Contraindications
Anemia treatable by iron, B12 or time in an elective situation.
Normal Volume
6 mL
Minimum Volume
0 - 1 year = 2.0 mL, 1 - 5 years = 3.0 mL, 5 - 12 years = 5.0 mL, 12 years to adult = 6.0 mL.
Storage Temperature
R
Additional Information

Additional preparation time should be allowed for patients known to be sensitized to red cell antigens.

Billing
CPT Code
86922
Fee Code
21271
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