Virtual cross match (vXM):
- Potential recipient checked against vXM list.
- Decision to proceed with vXM must be confirmed with on call H&I scientist.
Prospective cross match:
- Send spleen and lymph nodes to SNBTS H&I staff for lymphocytotoxic crossmatch as a matter of urgency. Please ensure that a SNBTS histocompatability platelet immuno-haematology form is completed and sent with the lymph node and spleen to H&I laboratories.
- Results of prospective cross match will be reported to the renal recipient coordinator. In addition a direct conversation should be had between consultant surgeon on call and H&I consultant.