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Test Code RBC Gen RBC Multiple Antigen Genotyping

Clinical System Name

RBC Multiple Antigen Genotyping


Red Cell Genotyping

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 10 mL

Minimum Vol: 5 mL

                         2 mL or 4 Lavender/EDTA microtainers, each containing 0.5 mL - Neonates and Infants

                         See note.


Note: Send tubes to lab within 10 minutes of collection. If patient has very low white cell count, more sample may be required. Contact Genomics Testing laboratory at 206-689-6269 directly for very difficult draws, for approval of microtainers.


Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location:  Give whole blood to Send Outs. Store extra labels and copy of requisition in the box attached to CPA refrigerator.


Off-site collection:


STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 3 - 7 d


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest


   Bloodworks Northwest

Genomics Testing Laboratory
921 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 689-6269


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


CPT Codes

81479 x 32

Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: Red Cell Genotyping for Multiple Blood Groups
Reference Test Number: 3117-04
Instructions: Send sample & requisition to Bloodworks Northwest via courier.