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Test Code ABO/RhD ABO/RhD

Clinical System Name



ABO & Rh (D antigen typing)

ABO and Rh


ABO Type
ABO Typing
Blood ABO type
Blood Type

Confirmatory ABO/RhD
D antigen Testing
Group & Rh
Group and Rh
Rho (D) Type
Type and Rh

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA or Red (not preferred) 

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: A provider places an order in CIS.  A CIS-generated 'Request for Blood' requisition is printed.  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: None specified

Storage location: Check information on label and requisition for accuracy. Deliver labels, specimen and requisition to the blood bank.


Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood Room temp  



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily  4 h


Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's


Department:  Bloodworks Northwest @ Seattle Children's


Phone Number: (206) 987-5151

Reference Range

None specified


Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified



Downtime:  BWNW Request for Testing


Check ABO & Rh (D antigen typing) on the requisition

Send Out Instructions


Reference Test Name: ABO & Rh (D antigen typing)
Reference Test Number: 3103-00
Instructions: Send to blood bank