Rh Type


Abbrev Code:RH   
Order Code:LAB3714Order Name:Rh Type
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: HML_RH
CPT Codes: 86901 x1
Test Includes:Testing for 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:
Strict specimen labeling requirements must be followed. 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 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 an electronic positive patient ID system (such as Rover), or
  2. Collected a second time for repeat testing.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; improper labeling


Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Grand Itasca)


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