Neutrophil Antibody Screen

Abbrev Code:NEUAB   
Order Code:LAB3631Order Name:Neutrophil Antibody Screen
Synonyms:Granulocyte Antibody Screen
Methodology:Granulocyte agglutination; granulocyte immunofluorescein assay
CPT Codes: 86021 x2
Test Includes:May include antibody detection, antibody identification, direct granulocyte associated Ig testing or antigen typing.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 10 days.
Special Instructions:Provide patient diagnosis, white blood cell count and leukocyte differential on request form. To expedite delivery of specimen to American Red Cross - samples will be shipped out by Blood Bank.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:3 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1.5 mL, 0.5 mL minimum. Store in freezer.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice. A completed request form (or ARC Connect request) must be included with sample. Do not send to Specimen Management. Blood Bank will coordinate delivery directly to American Red Cross.
Stability:Record patient diagnosis, white cell count, and leukocyte differential on the Red Cross request form.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (American Red Cross, North Central Blood Services (ARC))


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Use:Diagnosis of neonatal alloimmune neutropenia, autoimmune neutropenia, antibody-mediated white cell destruction in work-up of febrile and pulmonary transfusion reactions.

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