DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
|Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
||Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
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.
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.
24 hrs/day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
A negative result means that antiglobulin technique revealed no red
cell allo-antibodies using a broad selection of screening antigens.
An antibody identification will be done automatically if the antibody
screen is positive, unless the ordering physician specifically
prohibits reflex testing.
tube or solid phase red cell adherence assay