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Test Code TYSC Type and Screen, LAB276

Important Note

To Order: Please use the TYPE, PREPARE, TRANSFUSE order set and select the desired testing and blood product.


Test Tube/Gel Method

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids

Specimen Requirements


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.  Hand labeled specimens are

                 good for 72-hours. 
Collection Instructions:

Note: Follow special hand-labeling requirements below:


Patient is wearing armband


  • Legibly hand write the patient’s first and last name and MRN from the patient armband onto the pink tube
  • Write collect time/date and tech code on the label
  • Patients drawn in OP infusion center must have a B- Band number assigned

Patient is NOT wearing an armband

  • Patient must have a B-band number assigned.
  • Legibly hand write the patient’s first and last name, B#, and expiration date (T+3 days)
  • Write the test(s) to be performed on the label
  • Write collect time/date and tech code on the label


When the specimen(s) has/have been labeled, verify proper specimen identification by comparing the labeled specimen(s) to the patient armband (B-band) before you leave the patient side.

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

TYSC is routinely ordered to determine a patient's blood type and presence of antibodies prior to receiving blood products.

Compatibility testing is performed when blood products are ordered for transfusion.   For orders less than 72 hours, compatibility testing may also be added to the following existing pretransfusion orders:

TYSC             Type and Screen

BBHOLD       Blood Bank Specimen to Hold