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Test Code ABOIncHRT ABO Incompatible HEART Titers

Clinical System Name

ABO Incompatible HEART Titers, Anti A/B


ABO Antibodies
Anti A Antibodies

Anti B Antibodies

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 2 mL
Infants <12 months: Minimum 2-3 microtainers each with 0.5 mL
Difficult Draw: Minimum 2 microtainers each with 0.5 mL

Note:  Samples with extremely low volumes may preclude full ABO typing and may require re-draw if blood product transfusion is required.


Note: No gel separators!  Provider places order in CIS.  Complete the BWNW Request for Testing  requisition.  Label on specimen and requisition must include: Patient name (as registered), medical record number, and date/time drawn. Information on the label and requisition must match the patient's arm band exactly. Perform a 2-person verification at the bedside; both individuals must sign the requisition and phlebotomist's initials must be on the tube. Deliver specimen and requisition to the Lab.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT


Note: Use a BWNW Request for Testing  requisition. Fill out as completely as possible. Remove "Originator/Hospital" copy; place a large Cerner label in the top right corner.


Storage location: This test is always STAT. When a Send Outs team member is present, notify them IMMEDIATELY, otherwise IMMEDIATELY send sample directly to Bloodworks Northwest via Delivery Express.


Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  



STAT Performed TAT
  Daily  Daily


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest



Bloodworks Northwest

Immunohematology Reference Lab

921 Terry Avenue

Seattle WA 98104



Phone Number: (206) 689-6534



Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes



Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: ABO Incompatible Heart Transplant Titer (anti A or anti B)
Reference Test Number: 3115-00

Place labels and a copy of the requisition in the send-out bin attached to the CPA refrigerator. Promptly send specimen and requisition to the blood bank.