Antibody Workup

Abbrev Code:ABYWU   
Order Code:LAB3022Order Name:Antibody Workup ARC
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)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

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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