Reply To: Coagulation tests

  • Loucine Kaplanian

    March 5, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for replying.

    Loucine Kaplanian, RN
    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-05-2020 09:56 AM
    From: Kristine Rogers
    Subject: Coagulation tests

    Our policy states that 10cc be wasted. 

    However, this is challenging for patients who are very small (less than 10 kg) or who have very frequent lab draws.

    In those cases, we will usually choose to obtain a physician’s order to waste 5-7cc instead.

    In the case of Jehovah’s Witness, we will follow our re-infusion policy whereby the sterile stopcock method is used and the wasted blood is reinfused into the patient following the lab draw.

    Thank you.





    Kristine E. Rogers, MSN, RN, Clinical Manager

    Maine Children’s Cancer Program

    100 Campus Dr.  Ste.107

    Scarborough, Me. 04074

    (207) 396-7565




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    Original Message——

    Thank you for replying.
    How many ml of blood do you discard?

    Loucine Kaplanian, RN