ABO, Rh, and DAT, Cord Blood

Abbrev Code:CORD BLOOD   
Order Code:LAB3363Order Name:Cord Blood - ABO/RH & DAT
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: CORD SCRG
Synonyms:Cord Blood Study; CBL
CPT Codes: 86900 x1, 86901 x1, 86880 x1

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) or Pink (EDTA)
Collection 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 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 an historical ABO/Rh type on file, the sample must be either
  1. Collected using an electronic positive patiient ID system (such as Rover), or
  2. Collected a second time for repeat testing
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; improper labeling

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC West Bank, Woodwinds)


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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