COMPATIBILITY SERVICES PROVIDED BY VITALANT
Several Vitalant centers provide compatibility testing services for transfusion facilities that do not or choose not to perform their own compatibility testing for units they transfuse. This is a process that requires completion of a checklist prior to signing the testing agreement to provide these services. The transfusion facility must have policies and procedures defined that cover the pre-analytical and post-analytical transfusion related processes and ensure that appropriate regulations and transfusion standards set by the AABB are met.
If your facility is interested in these services, please contact your blood center to determine if this is an option in your area.