Type and Antibody Screen - Type and Hold
ABO and Rh type and antibody screen. Antibody identification will be performed for all positive screens. An antiglobulin crossmatch will be performed for patients with positive screens when transfusion is anticipated.
Determination of ABO, Rh, and possible presence of antibody. Indicated for the preoperative patient with only a low likelihood of intraoperative transfusion. Also used to screen for possible maternal-fetal blood incompatibility.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Adult: Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes. Neonates <4 months: two full lavender top microtainer tubes. Pediatrics ≥4 months: 3-6 full lavender top microtainer tubes, call Blood Bank
Two full 4.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes
Two lavender top microtainer tubes. Neonates <4 months: one lavender top microtainer tube
Gross hemolysis, incorrect specimen container, incorrectly labeled or frozen
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
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For patients who have a negative antibody screen and no history of previous red cell antibodies, an immediate spin crossmatch will be performed and blood can be released within 5-10 minutes of receipt of request for blood
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