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