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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Pre-transfusion Platelet Testing
Collected For: BM-04a,
Definition:Documentation of platelet count or platelet function testing completed prior to the platelet transfusion event.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Was a platelet count or platelet function test completed prior to the platelet transfusion event?
Occurs:1 - 3
Allowable Values:

1    There was documentation of a platelet count or a platelet function test prior to the platelet transfusion event.

2    There was no documentation of pre-transfusion testing prior to the platelet transfusion event or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:
  • Review platelet test results that are associated with the Platelet Event ID selected for abstraction.
  • The result must be completed within 24 hours prior to the start of the platelet transfusion event selected for abstraction.
  • Platelet function tests would include:
    • viscoelastometry (Thromboelastography, Sonoclot), platelet works, or closure time on the PFA-100.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Anesthesia record
  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Laboratory report
  • Progress notes
  • Operative report
  • Blood administration form
  • Additional Notes:
    Guidelines for Abstraction:
    Inclusion Exclusion
    • Platelet function tests could include:
      • Viscoelastometry [Thromboelastography, Sonoclot (Sienco, Arvada, CO)]
      • PT/INR, aPTT or fibrinogen levels


    Pre-transfusion Platelet Testing
    Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
    Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)