Blood Type (ABO and Rh) Nonpatient
Label Mnemonic: OTYPE
Epic Lab Code: LAB4316
Downtime Form: A-1a Blood Center Request
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
356-2561
Specimen(s):
Blood
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: 0.5 mL in a 3 mL lavender top tube Neonates: 0.5 cc (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, source of sample. 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:
Not applicable
Comments:
ABO and Rh type performed on a hematopoietic stem cell donor or fetal sample (result goes to the potential stem cell recipient or maternal medical record).
Methodology:
Tube
CPT Code:
ABO 86900, Rh 86901