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ABO GROUP AND RH TYPE

Mnemonic

BB ABORH (inpatient); ABORH-OTR (outpatient)

Synonym

Blood Group and Rh Type - Blood Type - Rh Type - Type and Rh

Guidelines

Used to determine blood type.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes; Infants: One lavender top microtainer tube

Supply Item Number - 158386

Handling

Tubes must be labeled appropriately. See Blood Bank Specimen Collection Guidelines.

Preferred Volume

Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Minimum Volume

One lavender (EDTA) top microtainer tube (Whole Blood 0.5 mL minimum draw)

Transport

Ambient or refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, incorrect specimen container, incorrectly labeled or frozen

Stability

Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: Unacceptable

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

30 minutes - 24 hours, for routine testing

Method

Serologic

Reference Values

Comments

Only Rh D is tested in the Rh system.  Other Rh antigens are identified if indicated for antibody identification, or upon request for Rh phenotyping.  Abnormal plasma proteins, cold auto agglutinins, positive Direct Antiglobulin test and, in some cases, bacteremia may interfere.

CPT Codes

86900, 86901

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:28 AM


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