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Test Code PREN Prenatal Type and Screen, LAB2047

Methodology

Test Tube Method/Gel Method

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

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

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86850-Antibody screen

86900-ABO
86901-Rh (D)

Useful For

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