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Test Code LAB0200196 ABO and Rh Type, Blood

Methodology

Solid Phase or Gel Technology

Performing Laboratory

CentraCare Laboratory Services

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole blood

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)-EDTA MICROTAINER is also acceptable, as necessary(0.5 ML minimum)

Specimen Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Plasma gel tube is not acceptable.

2. Specimen cannot be frozen.

Additional Information:

1. Include patient's age

2. If patient is an infant or pregnant, additional testing for weak D (Du) will be performed if preliminary results indicate patient is Rh negative.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Frozen NO

Reference Values

ABO

A, B, AB, or O

Rh TYPE

Rh positive or Rh negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86900-Blood typing
86901-Rh