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Test Code RBC Gen RBC Multiple Antigen Genotyping

Clinical System Name

RBC Multiple Antigen Genotyping

Synonyms

Red Cell Genotyping

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender/EDTA

Preferred Vol: 10.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 5.0 mL

 

*Pediatric Minimum Vol: 2.0 - 4.0 mL Lavender/EDTA tube

 

Note: Send tubes to lab within 10 minutes of collection. If patient has very low white cell count, more sample may be required. Contact the 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: Keep at room temperature. Complete a BWNW Genomics Testing Laboratory Requisition. Fill out as completely as possible, making sure the ordering provider is listed.  Remove "Originator/Hospital" copy; place a large Cerner label in the top right corner. Deliver the bagged sample and requisition to the room temperature Send Outs rack. After hours or on weekends, send sample STAT to BWNW (921 Terry) via Delivery Express.

 

Off-site Collection: Keep whole blood at room temperature and transport to Seattle Children's Main Lab ASAP. The whole blood sample must reach BWNW (921 Terry) within 48 hours of collection.

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M - F 3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Bloodworks Northwest

Genomics Testing Laboratory
921 Terry Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

 

Phone Number: (206) 689-6269

Department

   Department: Send Outs

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Methodology

Method: PCR

Analytical Volume: See "Sample Requirements" section.

Limitations:

CPT Codes

81479 (x32)

Send Out Instructions

Reference Test Name: Red Cell Genotyping for multiple blood groups
Reference Test Number: 3117-04
Instructions: Deliver the bagged sample and requisition to the room temperature Send Outs rack. After hours or on weekends, send sample STAT to BWNW (921 Terry) via Delivery Express.