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ABO only

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code ABO
Test group ABO / Rh
Performed by Parnassus, Mission Bay and MtZ Blood Banks
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Collection Instructions Specimen label must contain the date the sample was collected and the legible name of the person who collected the sample.
Container type Lavender top (6 mL size preferred)
Amount to Collect 6 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 6 mL blood
Min. Volume 3 mL blood
UCSF Rejection Criteria Unsigned, mislabeled, unlabeled or hemolyzed sample.
Processing notes Maintain samples at room temperature and provide to Blood Bank asap.
Normal range
Synonyms Blood grouping; Blood typing; cord blood tests
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, ASAP 2 hours Routine 4 hours
Additional information When and if following bone marrow or liver transplantation there is disagreement between the results of ABO or Rh results based on testing of RBCs ("forward" testing) and results based on testing of plasma ("reverse" testing), the discrepancy will be reported. Samples must be signed and dated by the person who obtained the sample.
CPT coding 86900
Last Updated 5/26/2016 11:11:01 AM
Entry Number 1
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