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ID:930 Group and Save
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DescriptionIn a standard group and save request the sample has a blood group check, antibody screen and is saved for 3 months. In an antenatal group and save, the sample has a blood group check and antibody screen but the sample is not saved. The antibody screen tests for all common antibodies ( anti-D, c, C, Cw, e, E, K, Fya, Fyb, M, N, S, s, Jka, Jkb, Lea, Leb and P1 ) and will also detect a lot of the less common ones.
IndicationAntenatal testing and any medical or surgical (see hospital MSBOS) condition possibly requiring blood transfusion.
Additional InfoPlease note, 1). the presence of a current G&S sample in the laboratory does not indicate blood is crossmatched for that patient, 2). a patient with a positive antibody screen may encounter delayed blood provision.
Concurrent Tests
Dietary Requirements
InterpretationPositive or negative. Positive results are tested further to define antibody(ies) present.

DepartmentBlood Transfusion
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA (Crossmatch)
Tube Picture
Collection ConditionsHandwritten samples to include full name, DOB and hospital / NHS / PAS number.Check local ward posters with regard to sample size for neonatal / paediatric patients.
Min. Vol
Freq.

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
UnitsPositive/Negative
IP Acute TAT1 hour
IP Routine TAT3 hours
GP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
GP Routine TAT24 - 48 hour
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Originally edited by : RJAR. Review due on 03/11/2018 14:22:51. Published By RJAR on 03/11/2017 14:22:51.