Apr 2, 2015




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ABO and Rh Typing

ABO and Rh Typing (ABO) Transfusion Service Lab Test

Name: ABO and Rh Typing

Test Name: ABO and Rh Typing

Health Link Test Code: ABO

LIS Test Code: GRH

CPT Code(s): 86900, 86901

Test Component:

ABO group and Rh type

Included In: This test is included in 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: Lavender top

Also Acceptable: Pink top tube

Collection Instructions:

Indicate collection date and time on specimen.

Collection Volume: 4 mL

Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL

Stability Ambient:

24 hours

Stability Refridgerated:

10 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.