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​Bone Bank Transmissible Disease Testing

Transfusion Medicine

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma and serum
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume:
    • Serum: 3.0 mL and
    • Plasma: 2.5 mL
  • SST tubes must be spun and separated prior to shipment
  • Store at 2 - 8°C for up to 72 hours
  • Frozen aliquots of serum and plasma stored at ≤ 20°C for up to 6 months

Note: Specimens which are referred in to Saskatoon for Bone Bank must be transported at temperatures which maintain required storage criteria above.

Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site
  • Testing referred out from RUH
​Specimen Retention
  • ​Archive specimen retained 10 years post transplantation or until discard of tissue product
Alternate Test Names​
  • ​Bone Bank
  • Bone Bank Serology
  • Tissue Donor Screening
​Additional Comments
  • ​Time and date of collection, centrifugation, refrigeration, and/or freezing must be indicated
  • Requests for Bone Bank collections are directed by the Saskatchewan Transplant Program
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​BONEI (For Laboratory Use Only)

Test Ordering Requirements​ ​

​Forms Required


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-42 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 |
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