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Test Code AGP Antigen Type, LAB2057

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

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

                                     code/initials.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Useful For

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

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

Test Tube Method/Gel Method

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86905