Blood Type (ABO and Rh)
Label Mnemonic: ABORH
Epic Lab Code: LAB4309
Downtime Form: A-1a Blood Center Request
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
356-2561
Specimen(s):
Blood
Collection Medium:
or
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
Adults: A filled 6 mL tube
Pediatrics: A filled 3 mL tube
4 months-1 year: 1 mL in a 3 mL lavender top tube
Neonates: 0.5 cc (full) lavender Microtainer® for patients 0-4 months.
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen must be labeled with patient's first and last name and medical record number. Specimens will be rejected if information is not on the label when received.
Testing Schedule:
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Reference Range:
not applicable
Methodology:
Tube
CPT Code:
ABO 86900, Rh 86901