Antenatal Services
(Blood Transfusion)
Investigation : Antenatal Services
Specimen type : EDTA
Spec container : BT tube 

Turnaround: 2 working days, NHSBT referrals take on average another 5 working days

Request: Specific antenatal request form (fully completed)

To be done on one full 7.5ml EDTA sample (special Blood Transfusion tube).

Care must be taken not to cause haemolysis during the phlebotomy as this may result in the sample being unsuitable for use.

The request card must be fully completed including the Estimated Date of Delivery (EDD) and NHS number in addition to the hospital number. It is also important to include the transfusion history/previous pregnancies.

Failure to supply full information will result in the sample being rejected in line with the minimum data standard of the Trust.


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