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Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories, 11th edition – Portal

Product Code: 193125SP

The 11th edition of Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories (IRL Standards), effective July 1, 2020, relies on a matrix of quality management system and detailed operational requirements, such as those defining minimum antisera resources.

The Standards Portal allows users to customize their profile based on the activities for which they are accredited and can be rearranged at any time. Standards that do not apply to a user’s profile will appear grayed out to ensure that purchasers are aware of the standards that apply to their facility and those that do not.

The Standards Portal is also fully searchable by key word, chapter, or standard number, allowing users to navigate quickly to the most relevant standards to them at that time. Guidance is provided on how to implement a standard, why it was created, or why a change was made from this edition to the last. Any relevant documentation that would assist users in implementing the standard in question is provided.

New Benefits to Users
All links to outside websites and cross references to other standards in the portal are live and appear in popup windows to allow users to be able to see both the standard in question and the linked post. The full edition of the IRL Standards (not including any guidance) is printable at any time to ensure that users can take the IRL Standards on the go.

Any interim or emergent standards will appear seamlessly in the portal once effective and highlighted.

By purchasing the Standards for Immunohematology Reference Laboratories, 11th edition (“Standards”) through the AABB Standards Portal (“Portal”), users acknowledge and agree that they will access the Standards solely for their own personal and/or professional use and not distribute, copy, or provide access to the Standards for use by any third parties. Furthermore, users will securely maintain their login and password for the Portal. In the event that AABB or its authorized agents discover that users have not complied with these Terms and Conditions of Use, they understand that they will lose all rights to access the Standards and will not be entitled to any refund.

Significant changes in the 11th edition include:

  • New standard 1.6 requires that facilities have policies, processes and procedures to address continuity in the event that operations are at risk. This would not include inventory resource levels, and not what would be considered a disaster or emergency.
  • The inventory resource requirements in reference standards 2.2A and 2.2B have been adjusted with the movement of over 20 resources that previously appeared in reference standard 2.2A to 2.2B. Accredited laboratories will now have to reach 100% for reference standard 2.2A and 50% of reference standard 2.2B.
  • New subnumber 11 has been added to standard 5.3.2 which requires that cold reactive antibodies are now a required serologic capability to ensure that laboratories have processes to investigate antibodies reacting at various phases.

Nonmember price: $188

Member price: $130

(2019, AABB)

Effective date: Effective date: July 1, 2020

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