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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Platelet transfusion
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Lab section Blood Bank    
When performed 24 hours / 7 days    
When reported
24 hours / 7 days    
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Important notes: Requires blood type on file. If blood type of patient NOT on file, see Type and Hold or Type and Match/Type & Cross. Pathologist approval needed if platelet count is >20,000 except for surgery or recovery. Platelets have a short shelf life and are ordered from the Blood Center as needed-allow 1 hour for processing. Special requirements for CMV negative or irradiated platelets will require extra time.

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Last revised 10/20/2014