Blood Group A Subtype - LG6231

Sunquest Code:A1SUB  
Epic Code:LAB6464Epic Name:A1 Antigen Type
Order Instructions:This test should be delivered immediately to Blood Bank. Do not send to Specimen Management.
Synonyms:A1 Antigen Typing; A1 Subtype
Turnaround Time:Performed 7 days/week; results are reported within 24 hours.
Special Instructions:If the patient has been transfused within the last 3 months, please contact UMMC-East Blood Bank at 612-273-5367.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
Collection Instructions: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 number 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 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 VeriSafe/Clinical Collect, or
  2. Initialed by two persons who each identified the patient, or
  3. Collected a second time for repeat testing.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis; improper labeling.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Deliver immediately to Blood Bank.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (UMMC-East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank)

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