Apr 2, 2015




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Type and Screen, Neonatal

Type and Screen, Neonatal (HCNTS) Transfusion Service Lab Test

Name: Type and Screen, Neonatal

Test Name: Type and Screen, Neonatal

Health Link Test Code: HCNTS

LIS Test Code: NTS

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: Lavender 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.

Collection Volume: Full tube

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.