JPAC Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee

26.3: Manufacturers’ blood pack catalogue and lot numbers

Below we describe two data structures for encoding the manufacturer’s blood pack catalogue and lot numbers. The structures are fundamentally different but both coding systems use two data structures. For Codabar the manufacturer’s code is with the lot number and the catalogue number/pack type is a separate code. For ISBT 128 the catalogue number/pack type is with the manufacturer’s code and the lot number is a separate code. For ISBT both the catalogue and lot number are required to uniquely identify a batch of blood bags.

26.3.1: ABC Codabar manufacturer’s blood pack catalogue and lot numbers

Currently Blood Services request Codabar barcoded information on each pack. Two classes of data are recorded, namely:

Catalogue number (pack type)

This label defines the type of pack, e.g. whole blood, platelet etc. The code is defined as follows:

         cppppppk7b

Where:

c              is the start code
pppppp is the manufacturer’s list/catalogue number
k is the modulus 11 check digit
7b is the stop code.


Batch/lot number

This number describes the batch/lot number for each individual pack. The format is:

         b1XXDDDDDDDC6b

Where:

b1              is the start code
XX is the manufacturer’s code (see Table 26.2)
DDDDDDD is the batch/lot number
C is a modulus 11 check digit based on XXDDDDDDD
6b is the stop code.


Table 26.2 Manufacturers’ Codabar codes

Manufacturer Code Manufacturer Code

Baxter Healthcare

01

ASAHI Medical GmbH

10

TUTA Laboratories

02

Gambro BTC – UK

11

Biotest UK

03

Kawasumi Laboratories Inc

12

Haemonetics

04

Charter Medical

13

NPBI FRESENIUS

05

Baxter Healthcare – La Chatre

14

Terumo

06

Baxter Healthcare – Haina

15

Gambro BTC – US

07

Baxter Healthcare – Mountain Home

16

Maco Pharma

08

Cerus Europe BV

17

PALL

09

Fenwal – La Chatre

18

Note: Not all entries are in current use but are retained for use in look-back situations.

26.3.2: ISBT 128 manufacturers’ blood pack catalogue and lot numbers

To achieve ISBT 128 compliance the UK Blood Transfusion Services will adopt the ISBT 128 convention for manufacturers’ blood pack catalogue and lot numbers. Details are provided in the current version of ISBT 128 Standard Technical Specification, Data Structures 017 and 018, which is available on ICCBBA’s website (www.iccbba.org).