Type and Antibody Screen, Baby


Sunquest Code:TYPE+SCR,NEO  
Epic Code:LAB276Epic Name:Baby Type and Screen
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: TNS_NEONAT
Test Includes:ABO/Rh(D), antibody detection (antibody identification will be performed on newborns if antibody detection is positive) and DAT (Direct Antiglobulin Test, or Direct Coombs, if patient is < 7 days old). Additional charges will occur if antibody identification is indicated.

The provider may order LAB276 (ABO/RH TYPE AND SCREEN) on both adult and neonatal patients. Epic will route this to the proper test appropriate for the patient's age. Baby Type and Screen (PLAB257) will be generated for all patients < 4 months old.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (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 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

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, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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