Type and Antibody Screen, Baby

Sunquest Code:BTYSC  
Epic Code:LAB3340Epic Name:Baby Type and Screen
Test Includes:ABO/Rh(D), antibody detection (antibody identification will be performed on newborns if antibody detection is positive) and direct Coombs. Additional charges will occur if antibody identification is indicated.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.
Special Instructions:
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.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. 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, Grand Itasca GICH)

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