Sample Requirements: No sample required if blood group known.
If unknown please send EDTA sample for G&S.
Blood Transfusion request form required.
Comments: Please allow 30 mins thawing time for frozen products.
Key Factors known to affect Test Performance or Interpretation:
  • Samples will be rejected if received more than 48 hours post phlebotomy.
  • It is not possible to provide accurate blood grouping on clotted samples or haemolysed samples, including those stored at inappropriate temperatures.
  • Small samples must be processed manually and these will only be accepted for young children.
Turnaround Time: Issue of Cryoprecipitate: 30 MinutesThe published turnaround times are applicable to normal working hours only. All routine samples received outwith normal working hours will be processed on the next working day.
Location: Blood Transfusion