Current Guidelines state that ALL patients should have booking bloods and repeat samples at 28 weeks.
Samples for blood grouping (EDTA - 7ml - Pink Top, Black Ring) must be hand-written at the time of collection and must be labelled with the minimum patient identification. Labelling must include the following:
- First Name
- Date of Birth
- Unique Identifier* - Hospital or NHS Number
* Should the Hospital or NHS number be unavailable, the patient's address is considered a suitable alternative - Applicable to antenatal samples only.
Samples from patients known to have blood transmissible viral infections should be clearly labelled "High Risk" or "Danger of Infection".
IMPORTANT: Samples not labelled as stated above WILL be rejected.
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