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BLOOD BANK MISCELLANEOUS SPECIMEN (BBMS)

Department: Blood Bank
Test Synonym(s): BBMS
Test Components: XTRA (Specimen held for test orders) , SSRL (Specimen to be sent to American Red Cross for additional work), PLTSM (PLT XM Specimen to be sent to American Red Cross)
Tube Type: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen: Blood, plasma
Alternate Specimen: Blood, serum (depends on testing required)
Pediatric Requirements: 2 mL (depends on testing required)
Volume: 2 mL (depends on testing required)
Minimum Volume: 2 mL (depends on testing required)
Temperature: Room temperature
Stability: 3 days
Reasons for Rejection: Excessive hemolysis
Days Performed: Daily
Times Performed: Continuous
Special Instructions: Specimen must be labeled with patient's first and last name, Medical Record number, collection date and Phlebotomist ID. Specimen is held for testing.

Click here for Specimen Labeling Policy.

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