Cell Saver Quality Controls

This comprehensive quality control program was established to sufficiently ensure that reagents, equipment, and methods function as expected. Results will be reviewed and corrective action is taken when appropriate.

Records involving every case of washed autologous blood re-infusion will be kept to comply with traceability regarding disposables and/or the machine used. Periodic Quality Control is performed to assess instrument function and operator competency.

Quality controls shall be performed on every device at least once per month. It is important to note that the AABB does NOT mandate testing of every procedure as well as every unit of blood collected and processed.

The goal is to remove 95% of residual potassium or plasma protein (Collection Reservoir MUST be sampled before processing and that product MUST be compared to Holding Bag contents). The removal rate for free plasma hemoglobin or residual anticoagulant should be 90%. A clear effluent line is not an adequate indicator of washout.

Source: AABB 4th Edition of Standards for Perioperative Autologous Blood Collection and Administration.
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  • Collection Reservoir Sample

  • Holding Bag Sample

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  • Calculated Results