Genotype, Red Blood Cells

Sunquest Code:RBCGEN  
Epic Code:LAB5550Epic Name:Genotype Red Blood Cell
Synonyms:RBC Predicted Phenotype
Methodology:HEA 1.2 BeadChip Genotype
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-4 weeks.
Special Instructions:If patient has been transfused, please wait 24 hours before collecting specimen. A signed informed consent in the patient's medical record is required; the consent should not be sent to the laboratory. The link to the Genetic Testing Consent Form is provided as a convenience for the providers and genetic counselors.
Associated Links:

Genetic Testing Consent Form

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:10 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:5 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
[Alternate Containers: Yellow (ACD, Solution A) tube available from laboratory]

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process, whole blood. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature.
UMMC-East and UMMC-West deliver specimen directly to Blood Bank.  Do not send to Sendouts.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Blood Services Penn-Jersey Region Musser Blood Center)


Reference Range:By report

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