Antibody Titer, Red Cell

Abbrev Code:TITER   
Order Code:LAB3774Order Name:Antibody Titer Red Cell
Order Instructions:SafeTrace Code: Titer Test
Synonyms:Anti A, Anti B Titer; Isohemagglutinin; Titration
Methodology:Serial dilution
CPT Codes: 86886 x1
Test Includes:Titration of clinically significant red cell antibodies for OB patients and ABO antibodies for organ transplant patients. Identification of antibody may be required prior to performing titer. Additional charges will occur if antibody identification is indicated.
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, 0730-1500; results are reported within 1-2 days.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.5 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  (UMMC East Bank)


Use:Diagnose hemolytic disease of the newborn due to red blood cell incompatibility during the course of a pregnancy. Determine strength of Anti-A and/or Anti-B antibodies as part of the solid organ transplant workup.

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