ABO, Rh, and DAT, Cord Blood

Sunquest Code:CBL  
Epic Code:LAB3363Epic Name:Cord Blood Study
Synonyms:Cord Blood Study

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) or Pink (EDTA)
Collection Instructions:

A pink (EDTA) is the container of choice for blood bank collections at FSH, FRH FNMC and Maple Grove.


Strict specimen labeling requirements must be followed for ABO/Rh testing and compatibility testing. The patient's full name and identification number on the specimen label MUST EXACTLY MATCH the name and identification number on the request form. The specimen label must include the following information:

1)     Patient's first and last name

2)     Patient's identification number

3)     Date and time of specimen collection

4)     Initials of the person collecting the sample, indicating that the patient's identity has been verified


For patients that do not have a historical ABO/Rh type on file, the sample must be either:

1)     Collected using VeriSafe, or

2)     Initialed by two persons who each identified the patient, or

3)     Collected a second time for repeat testing.



Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (UMMC-West Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH)


Use:Refer to the algorithm for Kleihauer Betke/Fetal Hemoglobin Stain in the appendix of the Lab Guide or under Other Information on the Intranet/Internet.

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