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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): pink top.jpgTube top is purple (lavender) or pink.
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.**