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Test Code ABSCR Antibody Screen, LAB278

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Pink-top (EDTA) tube

Acceptable: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL of EDTA plasma

Stability:An EDTA, hand labeled, specimen drawn within 3 days of testing is the preferred specimen. 

               The sample should be tested as soon as possible following collection.  If a delay in testing

               occurs, the sample should be stored 2-6 C.  

Collection Instructions: If the specimen is to be used for transfusion purposes is must be

                                     correctly hand labeled from the armband with patient's full name, inpatient

                                     hospital medical record number or B-Band number, time/date collected and

                                     tech code/initials.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Useful For

The antibody screen test is used in the detection of unexpected blood group antibodies.  

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Gel Method

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86850