Blood Group A Subtype

Abbrev Code:A1 ANTIGEN   
Order Code:LAB6464Order Name:A1 Antigen Type
Order Instructions:This test should be delivered immediately to Blood Bank. Do not send to Sendouts. SafeTrace Code: PA1
Synonyms:A1 Antigen Typing; A1SUB; A1 Subtype
CPT Codes: 86905 x1
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 the Blood Bank lab at your site.

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 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:Do not process.
Shipping Instructions:Deliver immediately to Blood Bank.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Blood Bank  (Northland, Range, Southdale, St. John's, UMMC East Bank, UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank, Woodwinds)

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