Process: Donor Marker Testing

5.7.1 PROCESS:  Donor Marker Testing


  1. Specimens will be received from the collection areas.
  2. Specimens will be processed (e.g. centrifuging, aliquoting if required) by marker testing personnel.
  3. The mandated tests will be performed on the designated equipment by marker testing personnel.
  4. The results will be sent by computer interface into Hematos IIG whenever possible.
  5. Appropriate reflex and other algorithm-mandated testing will be performed.
  6. Abnormal results will be reviewed by a transfusion medicine physician.


  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