Apr 2, 2015




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Type and Screen

Type and Screen (HCTS) Transfusion Service Lab Test

Name: Type and Screen

Test Name: Type and Screen

Health Link Test Code: HCTS

LIS Test Code: TS

CPT Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86850

Test Component:

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.

Specimen: Blood

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

Also Acceptable: Lavender top, Microtainer

Collection Instructions:

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

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

3 days

Stability Frozen:

Not acceptable

Sample Analyzed: Red cells and 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.