Antibody Screen
Label Mnemonic: ABSC
Epic code: LAB4402
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Blood Center
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
Collection Medium:
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.
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.
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
CPT Code:
See also:
Antibody Identification, Plasma