Antibody Screen
Label Mnemonic: ABSC
Epic Lab Code: LAB4402
Downtime Form: A-1a Blood Center Request
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
356-2561
Specimen(s):
Plasma
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 mL (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:
A negative result means that antiglobulin technique revealed no red cell allo-antibodies using a broad selection of screening antigens.
Comments:
An antibody identification will be done automatically if the antibody screen is positive, unless the ordering physician specifically prohibits reflex testing.
Methodology:
tube or solid phase red cell adherence assay
CPT Code:
86850
 
See also:
Antibody Identification, Plasma