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Test Code 9810 ABO/Rh Type, Blood

Performing Laboratory

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

If both ABO/Rh type and antibody screen are desired, order #9800 Type and Screen, Blood.

 

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.

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 patients without prior ABO/Rh history.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time:
STAT: 1 hour after receipt in laboratory 
Routine: 2 to 3 hours after receipt in laboratory

Reference Values

Not applicable

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86900-ABO
86901-Rh type

Additional Information

For BJH Laboratory Use Only
Alternate Tube:

1 red-top tube. Run as manual test; cannot be placed on ProVue

Separator gel tube is not acceptable

Laboratory Processing Instructions:
Test performed in BJH Blood Bank. Centrifuge upon

receipt. After testing is performed, store specimens at 2° C to 8° C.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient