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Type and Screen

Test Name:Type and Screen
Epic Order Code:Orderable by requisition only
CPT Code:86885, 86900, 86901
Specimen(s) Type:Whole blood; 5.0 mL minimum
Acceptable Container(s):Tube top is purple (lavender).
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 1-3 hours
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:Blood is NOT crossmatched if only a type and screen is ordered. If the antibody screen is positive, an antibody identification test will be performed automatically. In addition to the antibody identification test, two units of blood will also be crossmatched for delivery and pre-op patients with positive antibody screens.
 Interpretive Use: Performed to determine ABO, Rh, and possible presence of antibody for patients who may require units of blood in near future. Required preparation for transfusion of certain blood products.
 **All illegible/mislabeled specimens will be destroyed. There are no exceptions.**