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

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  (University of Minnesota Health Maple Grove Clinics, Range, UMMC-West Bank, UMMC-East Bank, Lakes, Ridges, Northland, Southdale, Grand Itasca, St. Joseph's, St. John's, Woodwinds)


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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