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Practice Guidelines For Blood Transfusion
Why do doctors cross-match an infant's and mother's blood before performing an exchange blood transfusion?
ABO incompatability: Generally, if the mother is known to be of O blood type, we also check the baby's blood type as well as check for antibodies in the baby's blood (direct coombs test). If there is ABO incompatibility, positive coombs, high reticulocyte count and early jaundice then the baby will possibly require an exchange transfusion to prevent kernicterus ...Read more
Is it ethical/legal for blood banks to cite fictional patient cases in an attempt to get donations? ie, "A dialysis patient needs your blood type..."
Can a patient receiving multiple blood and plasma transfusions test positive for THC if the blood donor had recently used marijauna?
Life Saving: Even though it may be life saving, most jehovah witnesses will still not allow the use of human products. Some may agree to the use of a cell saver or saving one's own blood for later use, when time allows. But in an emergency, it comes down to faith and personal belief. A personal choice should always trump medical decisions, regardless of possible outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They should.: Donors are usually notified if the blood they gave is positive for a disease, like hepatitis b surface antigen, antibody to hepatitis c, antibody to hiv, usually subtypes 1 and 2, and serologic test for syphilis as recommended by the world health organization. Blood is also tested for diseases, like stds. Donated blood that is positive is discarded unless it is autologous as that is given back. ...Read more
IV bag: Blood is collected by IV into a specialized, sealed, sterile plastic bag containing an anti-coagulant. It is then refrigerated (after blood typing and testing for infections) until needed. The shelf life is 21-35 days depending on the preservative used (anti-coagulant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Definitely: Yes, always.Get a more detailed answer ›
All donors screened : Regardless of who they serve.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical Oncology: Is having an lgG4 blood test ever of any value in monitoring pancreatic cancer?
Pancreatitis...: or an inflamed pancreas, can occur on rare occasions related to increased IgG4 antibody. This is called autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). High IgG4 levels in the blood may help to distinguish AIP from pancreatic cancer (PCa). However, a few cases of high IgG4 were reported in patients with PCa, so it is not a perfect indicator. It is not used to monitor PCa, but high levels may drop if AIP resolves. ...Read more
Glucose & lipid panel for blood test has different fasting hours. It is possible for single of withdrawing blood ?
Yes: Most labs require 10-12 hour fasting which is long enough for both. ...Read more
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