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.
Collection Container: Pink top tube (adult) or 2 mL lavender top acceptable for pediatric or neonate
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
Sample Analyzed: Plasma
Do NOT open or centrifuge tube.
Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Service or send to tube station 134.
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
This test is also called an Indirect Antiglobulin Test.