Antibody Screen, Red Cell


Abbrev Code:ABY SCR   
Order Code:LAB3556Order Name:Antibody Screen Red Cell
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: SCRG
Synonyms:IAT; Indirect Antiglobulin Test
CPT Codes: 86850 x1
Test Includes:Antibody screen; antibody identification is performed if indicated. Additional charges will occur if antibody identification is indicated.
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)
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  (CSC Maple Grove, Grand Itasca, Lakes, Northland, Range, Ridges, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC West Bank, Woodwinds)


Interpretive

Use:Detection of alloantibody and/or autoantibody to red blood cells in patient's serum; evaluation of potential cause of hemolysis.


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