Which lab studies are performed in the evaluation of bacterial contamination transfusion reactions?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FCAP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In bacterial contamination, culture of the implicated unit and the patient's blood is necessary to establish the diagnosis. A hemolytic reaction may present similarly and should be excluded.

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