Apr 2, 2015




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Antibody Screen

Antibody Screen (ABSCR) Transfusion Service Lab Test

Name: Antibody Screen

Test Name: Antibody Screen

Health Link Test Code: ABSCR

LIS Test Code: NABS

CPT Code(s): 86850

Included In: This test is also included in a Type and Screen.

Methodology: Hemagglutination, Microtube Column Agglutination, or Solid-Phase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

In-Lab Turnaround Time: 8 hours.

Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 hour.

Specimen: Blood

Collection Container: Pink top tube (adult) or 2 mL lavender top acceptable for pediatric or neonate

Collection Instructions:

Indicate collection date and time on specimen. Specimens collected in red top tubes are acceptable but will cause delay in testing.

Collection Volume: 6 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

1 year

Sample Analyzed: Plasma

Specimen Processing:

Do NOT open or centrifuge tube.

Specimen Transport:

Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Service or send to tube station 134.

Unacceptable Criteria:

Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes, or green cap with yellow ring (PST) tubes, are not acceptable.



Interpretation Type: Expected Results

Additional Information:

This test is also called an Indirect Antiglobulin Test.