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BLOOD TYPE AND SCREEN

Test Code ATSC 
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 
CPT Code(s) 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
86900  ABO
86901  Rh
86905  Red cell antigen typing, each, if indicated