The following Top 10 Tips are taken from the GHFT Pathology Summer Newsletter. All newsletters can be found on the GHFT website by following this link.
The two sample rule is a national guideline to improve patient safety when receiving transfusions. Please follow the resource link below to view guidance on the current blood transfusion request from including explanation of the '2 sample rule.'
Although not an exhaustive list, the following resource link takes you to factors which may affect the performance of microbiology tests. Steps should be taken wherever possible to minimise the potential impact of these factors.