Name: Type and Screen
Test Name: Type and Screen
Health Link Test Code: HCTS
LIS Test Code: TS
CPT Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86850
ABO group , Rh Type and Indirect Antiglobulin Test
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
Also Acceptable: Lavender top, Microtainer
All patients must have an identification band in place. For more information, refer to Hospital policy 8.12. On tube, indicate Employee ID number (preferred), full name (print), or network login ID (for physicians), and title (RN, MD, etc.). Date and time tube.
Specimens collected in red top tubes are acceptable but will cause delay in testing. For neonatal samples, a lavender microtainer filled to the top will be acceptable.
Collection Volume: 6 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 2 mL
Sample Analyzed: Red cells and 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.