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Test Code 9805 ABO Titer, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Methodology

Titration

Note: #9810 ABO/Rh Type, Blood is required to perform this test.

Specimen Requirements

Call Laboratory Medicine resident at 314-747-1320 for approval before drawing the specimen.

 

Hospital Patient:

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Pink top (EDTA)-Separator gel tube is not acceptable.

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 4 mL (neonate: 2 EDTA Microtainers)

Additional Information:

1. Specimen must be labeled with either a PPID label, chart or non- computer generated label including patient’s name, hospital registration number and date of birth.

2. Specimen must have a full signature (phlebotomist). Check Sample will be requested on patients without prior ABO/Rh history.

 

Non Hospital Patient:

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Pink top (EDTA)-Separator gel tube is not acceptable. Note: Red/Gray is acceptable for transplant patients when no other tube is available.

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Specimen Minimum Volume: 4 mL (neonate: 2 EDTA Microtainers)

Additional Information:

1. Label tube with patient’s name, date of birth, and Social Security number.

2. Specimen must be signed by person drawing the specimen. Initials are not acceptable.

3. If a type and screen is also requested or is added to this request, the specimen must have one full signature (phlebotomist). Initials are not acceptable. Check Sample may be requested on a patient without a prior ABO/Rh history.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: not available

Routine: 4 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

Not applicable

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86886

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 red-top tube

Separator gel tube is not acceptable

Red/Gray tube is acceptable for transplant patients when no other tube is available.

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Blood Bank. Centrifuge upon receipt. After testing is performed, store specimen at 2° C to 8° C.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient