ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION, RED CELL

Mnemonic

ABID

Synonym

Antibody Identification - Antibody Identification Panel - Red Cell Panel - Elution Technique

Includes

Antibody identification; Direct Coombs', Prewarm technique, Antibody elution and Antigen typing will be performed if indicated. Antibodies identified during prenatal testing and known to cause hemolytic disease of the newborn will be titered.

Guidelines

Panel testing is performed on plasma of patients who have a positive indirect antiglobulin test to identify irregular antibodies. Also necessary before transfusion if antibody screen is positive. Used to work up obstetric patient's positive antibody screen.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Two full 10.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Handling

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

Preferred Volume

TTwo full 10.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Minimum Volume

Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes

Transport

Ambient or refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis, incorrect specimen container, incorrectly labeled or frozen specimen

Stability

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

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Method

Panel of separate, selected RBC's are exposed to the patient's plasma or to eluate

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

CPT Codes

86870

Blood Product

Limitations

Antibody may be too weak to be detected and/or identified. Antibodies to low incidence antigens may not be detected. Presence of auto-antibodies significantly complicates identification of alloantibodies and may in some cases mask their presence.

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:59 AM