RHD Variant Molecular Test
Epic Lab Code: LAB8413
Downtime Form: A-1a Miscellaneous Request
DeGowin Blood Center - Blood Bank
C271 GH
356-2561
Specimen(s):
Whole Blood
Specimen Instructions:
Testing requires a dedicated collection tube.
Collection Medium:
or
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA) Lavender top tube 3 mL (EDTA)
Minimum:
2 mL whole blood from a EDTA tube
Turn Around Time:
1-2 days (Monday through Friday). Testing is performed at Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Comments:
This test determines the patient's RhD genotype. It is useful for patients with serologic weak RhD typing or with discrepant RhD typing. The genotype can be used to determine whether Rh Immune Globulin (RhoGAM) is indicated or whether Rh Positive blood transfusions are acceptable (reviewed in Transfusion Vol 55 Pg 680, 2015).
Methodology:
Microarray-Based Molecular Genetic Assay
CPT Code:
81403