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Test Code PRTRWK Neonatal Pretransfusion Workup, LAB2044  


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: 0.5 mL of EDTA whole blood

Collection Instructions: Properly hand labeled tube with patient medical record

                   number, name, collection time and date, and initials/code of collector

                   copied from patient ID bracelet.

Note: Cord blood is not acceptable.

Reference Values

Not applicable

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86850-Antibody screen


86901-Rh (D)

Useful For

Upon admission to NICU, premature neonates will have pretransfusion workups performed, so in the event a transfusion is necessary, the appropriate testing will have been completed and easily referenced under one test code.