Transfusion

Transfusion Competency – Full Program

The aim of this program is to assess blood grouping, antibody screen, antibody identification, crossmatching, DAT, Rh and K antigens and weak D testing. Participants can select which tests they would like to enrol.

Catalogue Number

19160102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood and red cells

Sample volume

4mL and 2mL

Schedule

February, April, June, August, October, November

Storage and Handling

Store samples at 2-8°C. RCPAQAP Transfusion samples must be tested within five (5) days of receipt because they are liable to haemolysis on prolonged storage. Some degree of haemolysis can be expected in the survey material, however based on historical records, there has been no negative effect in performance for participants reporting results on mild to moderately haemolysed survey samples. A haemolysis index diagram is provided.

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Transfusion Competency – Phenotyping (Rh / K antigens only) Module (Overseas participants only)

The aim of this program is to assess Rh/K antigens

Catalogue Number

19140102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood and red cells

Sample volume

4mL and 2mL

Schedule

February, April, June, August, October, November

Measurand/Test

Phenotyping (Rh/ K antigens only)

Storage and Handling

Store samples at 2-8°C. RCPAQAP Transfusion samples must be tested within five (5) days of receipt because they are liable to haemolysis on prolonged storage. Some degree of haemolysis can be expected in the survey material, however based on historical records, there has been no negative effect in performance for participants reporting results on mild to moderately haemolysed survey samples. A haemolysis index diagram is provided.

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020

Transfusion Competency – Weak D testing Module (Overseas participants only)

The aim of this program is to assess weak D testing

Catalogue Number

19150102

Frequency (No of surveys/year)

6

Cases/samples per survey

3

Sample Type

EDTA whole blood and red cells

Sample volume

4mL and 2mL

Schedule

February, April, June, August, October, November

Measurand/Test

Weak D testing

Storage and Handling

Store samples at 2-8°C. RCPAQAP Transfusion samples must be tested within five (5) days of receipt because they are liable to haemolysis on prolonged storage. Some degree of haemolysis can be expected in the survey material, however based on historical records, there has been no negative effect in performance for participants reporting results on mild to moderately haemolysed survey samples. A haemolysis index diagram is provided.

Product details last updated on July 31, 2020