Antibody Workup

Abbrev Code:ABYWU MBC   
Order Code:LAB3022Order Name:Antibody Workup - Sendout
Order Instructions:For laboratory staff ordering only
Synonyms:Antibody Work Up
CPT Codes: x1
Test Includes:Antibody identification of complex workups.
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:12 mL in purple top (EDTA) tube and 20 mL in red top (plain) tube.
Minimum\Peds Volume:Contact Blood Bank if unable to obtain optimal volume.
Container:Purple (EDTA), Red (no gel)
Collection Instructions:Strict specimen labeling requirements must be followed for Blood Bank 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.
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis, improper labeling

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Deliver specimen to Blood Bank (UMMC-East Bank; UMMC/UMMCH-West Bank). Blood Bank will send specimens directly to the Memorial Blood Center.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (Memorial Blood Center)


Use:For blood selection if antibody detection is positive; antenatal diagnosis of possible hemolytic disease of the newborn; identification of red cell antibodies involved in hemolytic anemia.

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