Used for Type and Screen using Preadmission Type and Screen Protocol (PTS form) in place of identification wristband.
May be ordered no earlier than one month prior to operative procedures. May be ordered no earlier than 3 days prior to operative procedures if the patient has a history of antibodies or has been transfused or pregnant within the past three months.
Collect specimen in a pink top tube. The phlebotomist must sign the requisition and must initial and date the specimen tube. Place PTS number on specimen and requisition. Please give the PTS form to the patient and instruct the patient that this form is needed at the time of admission. Refrigerate and send intact specimen. Specimens are unacceptable if collected in serum separator tube, contaminated, or grossly hemolyzed. Specimens sent for Blood Bank testing cannot be split for use by other laboratories.
Special patient identification form must be used: "Pre-Admission Type & Screen Information". Contact the MLabs Client Services Center or Blood Bank for additional information and/or forms. If the Antibody Screen is positive, Antibody Identification will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.