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Test Code PREN Prenatal Type and Screen, LAB2047

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Pink-top (EDTA) tube

Acceptable: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Specimen Volume: 3 mL of EDTA whole blood

Stability: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. 

  

Reference Values

Not applicable

Useful For

Used to determine the patient's blood type and any unexpected blood group antibodies prior to delivery. 

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Methodology

Test Tube Method/Gel Method

Note: Does not include rubella or any infectious disease testing.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86850-Antibody screen

86900-ABO
86901-Rh (D)