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  • Cord Blood Work - Up

    Test Name:Cord Blood Work - Up
    Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only. Order cord blood work-up by checking ABO/Rh test and Direct Coombs test.
    CPT Code:86900, 86901, 86880
    Specimen(s) Type:Whole Blood, 5.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
     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:Wharton's jelly from umbilical cord may interfere with testing; cells heavily coated with maternal IgG antibodies may give a false positive or negative typing with antisera.
     Interpretive Use: To determine ABO group and Rh type of newborn. Detection of maternal antibody bound to fetal cells in cases of hemolytic disease of the newborn or neonatal jaundice; determine if mother is a candidate for RhIG.
     ** All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**