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. If twins, "CORD A or CORD B" 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