Antibody Identification, Red Cell


Sunquest Code:ANTIBODY ID  
Epic Code:LAB941Epic Name:Antibody Identification
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: ANTIBODY
Test Includes:Antibody identification using selected cells and confirmatory antigen typing of patient cells for suspected antibody. Elution may be performed for suspected transfusion reaction or autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Dependent on results, may also include cold autoabsorption, warm autoabsorption, enzyme panels, and titers performed on prenatal samples with clinically significant antibodies. Additional charges may be assessed for more complex workups.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:Contact laboratory if unable to obtain optimum volume
Container:Purple (EDTA)
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  (Range, UMMC-East Bank, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Use:For blood selection if antibody detection is positive; antenatal diagnosis of possible hemolytic disease of the newborn; identification of red cell antibodies involved in hemolytic anemia.


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