ABO and Rh Type


Sunquest Code:ABR  
Epic Code:LAB895Epic Name:ABO and Rh
Synonyms:Blood Type; ABR; Blood Group
Test Includes:ABO typing and testing for Rh(D) antigen
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
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 compatibility testing. The patient's full name and identification number on the specimen label MUST EXACTLY MATCH the name and identification on the request form. The specimenl abel 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. Inititals of the person collecting the sample, indicating that the patient's identity has been verified.


For patients that do not have an historical ABO/Rh type on file, the sample must be either
  1. Collected using VeriSafe, or
  2. Identified by two persons who have each identified the patient, or
  3. Collected a second time for repeat testing
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Fairview Range - FRMC, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Fairview Lakes - FLMC, Fairview Ridges - FRH, Fairview Northland - FNMC, Fairview Southdale - FSH, Grand Itasca GICH)


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