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Test Code AGP Antigen Type, LAB2057


Test Tube Method/Gel Method

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


Preferred: Pink-top (EDTA) tube

Acceptable: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 1 mL of EDTA whole blood

Specimen 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


Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding


Useful For

Useful in determining a patient's phenotype for the antigens that are present on the autologous red cells.