Red Cell Genotyping
(Blood Transfusion)
Investigation : Red Cell Genotyping
Specimen type : K3E Crossmatch K3EDTA
Spec container : 6ml (PINK) 
Volume required : 1 full 6ml sample
Special sample requirements Fully labelled and not haemolysed Sample and request must be handwritten
Patient Preparation None
Storage Requirements The sample tube should be transferred to the laboratory for storage between 2-8°C.
Turnaround time Consult the Transfusion Laboratory send away sample to NHSBT
Clinical Application Please refer to Clinical Transfusion Team
Clinical Interpretation Please refer to Clinical Transfusion Team
EQA Scheme As per NHSBT
CPA/UKAS Accredited All NHSBT RCI 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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