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Test ID BLOD0920 Rh Type

Specimen Type/Requirements

Draw one pink-top or one lavender-top tube (EDTA).  Specimen will be rejected if overt hemolysis.  Specimen needs to be received and tested within 3 days of specimen collection.

Transport Temperature

Send tube room temperature or refrigerated (1-10°C)

Specimen will be rejected if overt hemolysis

Specimen needs to be received and tested within 3 days of specimen draw date

Performed Test Frequency

Daily, all shifts.

Methodology

Tube testing or Gel

Performing Lab

Sanford Fargo

Minimum Volume

Adult:  2mL whole blood (full EDTA preferred)

Pediatric:  1mL whole blood (EDTA preferred)

CPT Code

86900 (ABO), 86901 (Rh)

Storage Onsite

Refrigerate 1-10°C (tubes are held 3-14 days post transfusion)