Label Mnemonic: CORD
Epic code: LAB4315
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Blood Center
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
Type Cord Blood
Collection Medium:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
Rejection Criteria:
Specimen must be labeled with mother's first and last name and medical number. 'Cord blood' must be written on specimen label. Specimens will be rejected if information is not on the specimen label when received.
Turn Around Time:
1 hour (upon receipt in laboratory)
Cord blood samples only have a forward type performed. No routine testing is performed when mothers are Rh positive and not alloimmunized. A blood type will be performed when mothers are Rh negative or mother's blood type is unknown.
CPT Code:
ABO 86900, Rh 86901