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Crossmatch Crisscross

  • Mark T. Friedman
  • Kamille A. West
  • Peyman Bizargity
  • Kyle Annen
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
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Abstract

A 41-year-old woman with Crohn’s disease presents for outpatient transfusion. The patient has a history of symptomatic chronic anemia as per the patient’s gastroenterologist and has received several blood transfusions at another hospital in the past, though none in the past 2 years. An ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) anticoagulant sample is submitted to the blood bank (properly labeled with the patient’s last name, first name, medical record number [MRN], and date of birth [DOB]: “SMITH, JULIE; MRN 1001234; DOB 3/20/####*”; * denotes year 41 years ago from current date) for type and screen along with a request for crossmatch of two red blood cell (RBC) units. There are no prior test (i.e., type and screen) results in your blood bank information system; in fact, this is the first admission to your hospital facility for this patient (i.e., a new patient).

Keywords

Antihuman globulin crossmatch Electronic/computer crossmatch Immediate spin crossmatch Wrong blood in tube 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark T. Friedman
    • 1
  • Kamille A. West
    • 2
  • Peyman Bizargity
    • 3
  • Kyle Annen
    • 4
  • Jeffrey S. Jhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai Health SystemNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Transfusion MedicineNational Institutes of Health Clinical CenterBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular & Human GeneticsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of PathologyChildren’s Hospital ColoradoAuroraUSA

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