ABO Type


Sunquest Code:ABO  
Epic Code:LAB3259Epic Name:ABO Type
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: ABO/RH
Synonyms:Blood Type; Typing; Blood Group
Test Includes:
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)
Collection Instructions:
A pink (EDTA) is the container of choice for blood bank collections at FSH, FRH, FNMC, and Maple Grove.

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 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 that the patient's identity has been verified.


For patients that do not have an 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: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)


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