ABO GROUP AND RH TYPE

Mnemonic

T

Synonym

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

Guidelines

Used to determine blood type.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

One 10 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube

Handling

Tubes must be labeled appropriately.

Preferred Volume

Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Minimum Volume

One lavender top microtainer tube

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

Method

Serologic

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

CPT Codes

86900, 86901

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:54 AM