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Test Code LAB276 ABO/RhD and Antibody Screen (Type and Screen)

Clinical System Name

ABO/RhD and Antibody Screen (Type and Screen)


ABO, Rh & Antibody Screen
ABO, Rh and Antibody Screen

ABO/RhD and Antibody Screen (Type and Screen)
Antibody Screen, ABO & Rh
Antibody Screen, ABO and Rh
Group, Rh & Antibody Screen
Group, Rh and Antibody Screen
Type & Screen

Type and Screen

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 3 mL (1 full 3 mL EDTA tube)
Infants <4 months: Minimum 2-3 microtainers each with 0.5 mL
>4 months: Minimum 3 mL


Note:  Also accepted - 5-6 full microtainers for patients > 4 months if 1 full 3 mL EDTA tube cannot be drawn. For extra tubes, the date is not pre-printed on the generic patient label and must be added. All tubes for a single specimen must have the same date/time and set of initials as the printed Transfusion specimen label.


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


Note:  Patient arm band, label on specimen, and information in EHR must match including patient name (as registered), medical record number, and date drawn. Document specimen draw time on filled labeled tube. Perform a 2-person verification at the bedside; both individuals must initial the tube, and the verifier’s name must be entered into the EHR. Deliver specimen to the Lab/Transfusion Service.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp: RT

Storage location: Deliver labels and specimen to Transfusion Service.

Off-site collection:


Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  



STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 4 h


Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory


Department:  Transfusion Service

Phone Number: (206) 987-5151




Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified


Reference Range

None specified