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  • ABO and Rh Typing

    Test Name:ABO and Rh Typing
    Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
    CPT Code:86900, 86901
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood; 5.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: 30 - 60 minutes
     Routine: 30 - 60 minutes
    Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to the lab immediately, store and transport specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in the lab within 48 hours. All specimens drawn as outpatients will be for informational purposes only not for transfusion.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport, grossly hemolyzed, failure to provide a properly completed Requisition Form and/or a Blood Infusion form.
    Reference Range:NA  
    Additional Information:Interpretive Use: To determine blood type prior to transfusion, on expectant mothers during pregnancy, and on newborn blood samples. To work up candidacy for RhIG, to detect possible ABO hemolytic disease of the newborn; as a part of type and screen to protect any patient who bleeds and needs a blood transfusion.
     **All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**