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Test ID BLOD1166 Red Blood Cell Antigen Type

Important Note

If specific antigen typing is needed, add a comment to the order indicating the specific antigen. 


Genotype, Phenotype, Red Cell Phenotype, Zygosity Testing

Specimen Type/Requirements

Pink (EDTA) Tube or Purple (EDTA) Tube

Specimen will be rejected if overt hemolysis

Specimen Volume

Preferred Volume 3.0 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume 2.0 mL EDTA whole blood



Room Temperature 3 days  
Refrigerated 3 days Preferred for Transport
Frozen N/A  


Performed Test Frequency


Additional Information

Testing for common red cell antigens:  big C, little c, big E, little e, big K, big S, little s, Fya, Fyb, Jka, Jkb, M&N.  Additional antigen testing sent out to reference lab.


When patient has been transfused in the past 3 months, send specimen to reference lab for Red Cell Antigen Genotyping


Gel, Test Tube

Performing Lab

Sanford Laboratories Fargo-Transfusion Services/Blood Bank


86905 Patient Antigen Typing