|Test||BLOOD TYPE AND SCREEN|
|Methodology||Red Cell Agglutination|
|Description||Useful for determining patient's ABO group and Rh type, and detecting clinically significant red blood cell antibodies.
Includes ABO group, Rh type, and antibody screen.
|Specimen||Draw blood in lavender/pink-top (EDTA) tube(s), and send 7.0 mL of EDTA whole blood.
NOTE: TUBE MUST BE LABELED WITH FULL NAME OF PATIENT (LAST, FIRST [DO NOT USE NICKNAMES]), DATE OF BIRTH AND/OR IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, DATE OF COLLECTION, AND INITIALS OF PERSON DRAWING SPECIMEN.
|Reference Values||Not applicable
NOTE: If the antibody screen is positive, an antibody identification will automatically be performed. If indicated (pregnancy), an antibody titer will be performed. First time antibody identifications will reflex to red cell antigen typing for each antibody, and also to a DAT, polyspecific. The DAT, polyspecific will, in turn, reflex to a DAT-IgG and a DAT-C3d if positive. If the DAT-IgG is positive, an RBC elution will be performed. An additional charge will result for each of these reflexed tests if performed.
|Analytic Time||1 Day (Maybe longer if antibody screen is positive)-Available STAT|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Sunday|
86850 Antibody Screen (Gel)
86860 RBC elution (if indicated)
86870 Antibody ID, each antibody, if indicated
86880 DAT, polyspecific, if indicated
86880 x 2 DAT, IgG and C3d, if indicated
86886 Antibody titer, each antibody, if indicated
86905 Red cell antigen typing, each, if indicated