Group & Save/Cross Match
(Blood Transfusion)
Investigation : Group & Save/Cross Match
Specimen type : K3E Crossmatch K3EDTA
Spec container : 6ml (PINK) 
Volume required : 1 full 6ml sample
Reference range : N/A
Turnaround : As required
Special sample requirements
  • Fully labelled and not haemolysed.
  • Sample and request must be handwritten.
  • Hand written alterations on either the sample or request form may make the sample invalid for testing. Any minor alterations must be initialled by the person taking the sample to be acceptable for testing.
  • Patient Preparation None
    Storage Requirements The sample tube should be transferred to the laboratory for storage between 2-8°C.
    Turnaround time As required
    Clinical Application ABO and RhD blood groups Detection of antibodies of Clinical Significance, which comply with the relevant British Society for Haematology (BSH) guidelines and the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologist (RCOG) Green-top Guidelines.
    Clinical Interpretation Please refer to Clinical Transfusion Team
    EQA Scheme NEQAS
    CPA/UKAS Accredited LCL Transfusion laboratories are accredited to ISO 15189 by United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) for the clinical services they provide. They are also licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for the services that fall under the Blood Safety and Quality Regulations (BSQR).


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