College of American Pathologists

  Transfusion Medicine Topic Center

  This page and related links last reviewed on June 18, 2013


CAP Surveys CAP 2013 Surveys

  • Expanded Transfusion Medicine Exercises (ETME1)
  • Transfusion Medicine, Electronic Crossmatch (EXM)
  • Parentage Testing (PAR/PARF)
  • Comprehensive Transfusion Medicine Survey (J)
  • Limited Transfusion Medicine Survey (J1)
  • Transfusion Medicine – Automated Testing Survey (JAT)
  • Transfusion Medicine – Educational Challenges Survey (JE1)
  • Transfusion Medicine Competency Assessment – Comprehensive Transfusion Medicine (TMCA)
  • Direct Antiglobulin Testing Survey (DAT)
  • Eluate Survey (ELU)
  • Transfusion Medicine Competency Assessment – Direct Antiglobulin Test (TMCAD)
  • Antibody Titer Surveys (ABT, ABT1, ABT2)
  • AABB/CAP Viral Markers Series 1 Survey (VM1)
  • AABB/CAP Viral Markers Series 2 Survey (VM2)
  • AABB/CAP Viral Markers Series 3 Survey (VM3)
  • Viral Markers Series 4 Survey (VM4)
  • AABB/CAP Viral Markers Series 5 Survey (VM5)
  • Viral Markers Chemistry Survey (VMC)
  • Nucleic Acid Testing Survey (NAT)
  • Transfusion-Related Cell Count Survey (TRC)
  • Platelet Serology Survey (PS)
  • Stem Cell Processing Survey (SCP)
  • Cord Blood Testing Survey (CBT)
  • Fetal Red Cell Determination Survey (HBF)
  • Transfusion Medicine Competency Assessment – Fetal Red Cell Quantitation (TMCAF)
  • Bacterial Detection in Platelets (BDP)

Books and Other Publications Books and Other Publications

Quality Management In Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction And Continuous Improvement (2005)

Resources Resources

RhIG Dose Calculator
(Excel download, ZIP, 3 KB | Calculator Disclaimer, Word, 33 KB)

CAP Outcomes Templates

“Identifying and Managing Acute Transfusion Reactions Outcomes Template”

CAP TODAY Articles CAP TODAY Articles

Policing blood use pays off for Allina Laboratories
(March 2013

Slowing the flow in blood Tx
(Sept 2012)

RBC storage duration: Is older riskier?
(Oct 2011)

Biovigilance network advancing slowly—but it’s progress
(Oct 2011)

Transfusion practices: In cardiac surgery, there will be blood—but why?
(Dec 2010)

New blood transfusion—studies in brief
(Dec 2010)

Scuttling surrogate testing of platelets
(Nov 2010)

Information technology in cellular therapy
(June 2010)

Closing the gap in transfusion-related iron overload
(May 2010)

Mostly male plasma sends TRALI rates south
(Oct 2009)

Disabling mislabeling—solutions for blood banks
(Jan. 2009)

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Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Articles Archives of Pathology &
    Laboratory Medicine

Pretransfusion Testing Practices in North America, 2005–2010
(Mar. 2012)

Managing Transfusion Service Quality
(Nov. 2011)

Blood Bank Safety Practices: Mislabeled Samples and Wrong Blood in Tube—A Q-Probes Analysis of 122 Clinical Laboratories
(Aug. 2010)

Effectiveness of the RhIg Dose Calculator
(Jul. 2010)

Inaccurate Doses of Rh Immune Globulin After Rh-Incompatible Fetomaternal Hemorrhage—Survey of Laboratory Practice
(Dec. 2009)

Glenn Ramsey. Inaccurate Doses of Rh Immune Globulin After Rh-Incompatible Fetomaternal Hemorrhage: Survey of Laboratory Practice
(Mar. 2009)

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Related Links Related Links

Transfusion Medicine Links Transfusion Medicine Links

American Association of Blood Banks

America’s Blood Centers

American Red Cross

American Society for Apheresis

Best Collaborative

California Blood Bank Society

Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy

South Central Association of Blood Banks

World Health Organization