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ID:931 Electronic Issue
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DescriptionElectronic Issue is the process whereby blood is issued to a patient without crossmatching thus creating a large time saving for urgent and theatre cases. For EI to be applied, certain strict criteria must be met.
IndicationBlood required for transfusion - anaemias, high risk surgery (see MSBOS), obstetric cover, etc.
Additional InfoEI is usually allowed when a patient has had a recent G&S sample with a negative antibody screen. Major patient groups excluded from EI include those with clinically significant antibodies, sickle cell disease, positive DCT's, post allo bone marrow / stem cell transplants, post solid organ transplants and antenatal patients. Patients excluded from EI must have a serological crossmatch for blood to be issued.
Concurrent TestsGroup and Save, G&S
Dietary Requirements

DepartmentBlood Transfusion
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. Vol6 mL

Ref. Range (Male)
Ref. Range (Female)
Ref. Range (Paed)
Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT- Contact Laboratory
IP Routine TATAs Requested
GP Acute TAT- Not Available -
GP Routine TAT- Not Available -
Turnround CommentBlood is normally (unless otherwise informed) ready for the date and time requested. Contact the laboratory for urgent/emergency blood.

Originally edited by : RJAR. Review due on 03/11/2018 14:22:30. Published By RJAR on 03/11/2017 14:22:30.