Policy: Donor Marker Testing

Enumeration:  5.7

Policy:

  1. All policies, processes, and procedures must comply with Qatari, HMC, and applicable accreditation standards (i.e. AABB, CAP, and JCI).
  2. All donors will have samples tested for infectious disease marker testing according to the applicable international standards.
  3. All testing will follow manufacturer’s recommended testing methods.
  4. The specific algorithms will be programmed into the Hematos IIG software.
  5. Whenever possible, tests performed on automated equipment will sent to Hematos IIG by validated software interfaces.
  6. All abnormal results will be reviewed by a transfusion medicine physician.
  7. Donors will be deferred based on specific algorithms which will be programmed into Hematos IIG software.

References:

  1. HMC 1001 Setting Specification, Version 1.5, Hematos IIG, Medinfo
  2. Standards for Blood Banks and Transfusion Services, Current Edition, AABB, Bethesda, Maryland, USA