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Transfusion of blood components containing ABO-incompatible plasma does not lead to higher mortality in civilian trauma patients Seheult JN, Dunbar NM, Hess JR, et al. (on behalf of the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion [BEST] collaborative) Transfusion. 2020;1–12. Reviewed by Mary Berg, MD The authors conducted a retrospective study, gathering information from nine level […]

Review of CMS Actions related to Billing for Molecular Pathology Testing

By Margaret A. Keller, PhD, Senior Director, National Molecular Laboratory, American Red Cross Biomedical Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Laboratory Date of Service (DOS) exception Policy at 42 CFR 414.510(b)(5) requires laboratories performing Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory Testing (ADLT) and molecular pathology testing on outpatients covered by Medicare discharged within the prior […]

Utility of temperature-sensitive indicators for temperature monitoring of red-blood-cell units

Mikyoung Park, Mina Hur, Ahram Yi, Hanah Kim, Hyun Kyung Lee, Eun Young Jeon, Kyung-Mi Oh, and Mark Hong Lee. Vox Sanguinis 2019; 114; 487-494. Reviewed by Mary Berg, MD There has been much debate about the ‘30-minute-rule’ with regard to the transport and storage of red blood cell (RBC) units.  The authors of this […]

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