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Test Code Type and Screen Type and Screen

Clinical System Name

ABO/RhD and Antibody Screen (Type and Screen)

Synonyms

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

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: 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 tube. Deliver specimen and requisition to the Lab/Transfusion Service.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: N

Aliquot: N

Temp:

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

Off-site collection:

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole blood Room temp  
  Refrigerated  
  Frozen  

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
Y Daily 4 h

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory

Department

Department:  Transfusion Service

Phone Number: (206) 987-5151

 

 

Reference Range

None specified

Methodology

Method: None specified

Analytical Volume: None specified

Limitations:

Requisition

Downtime:  Request for Testing and Blood Components