PRENATAL PANEL 1

Mnemonic

PN1

Synonym

PREC-1

Includes

Blood Group and Rh Type, Antibody Screen, RPR, Rubella Screen, Hbs Ag, CBC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Three full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA), one gold (SST) top tubes and 15.0 mL voided urine

Handling

Refrigerate all specimens. Lavender top tube for CBC must be at least half full and not over 24 hours old. Do not overfill, to avoid clotting. Urine must not be over 12 hours old. The two 4.0 mL lavender top tubes for blood type and antibody screen must be labeled appropriately. See Blood Bank Collection Guidelines.

Preferred Volume

Three full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA), one gold (SST) top tubes and 15.0 mL voided urine

Minimum Volume

One full 4.0 mL and one full 2.0 mL lavender (EDTA), one gold (SST) top tubes and 12.0 mL voided urine

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimen too old, grossly hemolyzed, frozen, incorrect specimen container, clotted or less than half full (CBC) or incorrectly labeled

Stability

Refrigerated: 12 hours for urine, 24 hours for CBC, 72 hours for blood type and antibody screen; Frozen: Unacceptable for some tests

Testing Information

Performed

Mon - Fri

Method

See specific test.

Referral Lab

Samaritan Health Services Laboratories

Reference Values

Reference Values

See specific test.

CPT Codes

86900, 86901, 86850, 86592, 86762, 87340, 85025, 86593, 86781, 87341

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:42:22 AM