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Type and Screen

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? Yes
Test code TYSC
Performed by Parnassus & Mission Bay Blood Banks
In House Availability Test available 24 hours per day 7 days per week
Collection Instructions Use BLOOD BANK requisition. 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 See info for Preferred and Minimum sample volumes
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume
Patient Age EDTA (Purple top) Volume
< 4 mo Full Microtainer (0.8 mL)
4 mo - 1 year 3 mL
1 -18 years. 3-6 mL (3 mL OK for small children)
> 18 years 6 mL

Min. Volume
Patient Age EDTA (Purple top) Volume
< 4 mo Full Microtainer (0.8 mL)
4 mo-1 year 1 mL
1-18 years 3 mL
>18 years 5 mL

UCSF Rejection Criteria Unsigned, mislabeled, unlabeled or hemolyzed sample.
Normal range
Synonyms Prenatal screening
Turn around times STAT 1 hour, ASAP 2 hours, Routine 4 hours
Reflex? ABO/Rh confirmation (a one-time requirement) is required before blood products can be set up. To minimize delays in product availability, if the provider mistakenly places an order for a duplicate Type and Screen test, the Blood Bank will reflexively convert that order to an ABO/Rh confirmation test (test code CHEK).
Additional information Typing and screening of blood for transfusion. If antibodies potentially capable of causing Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn are found on the Prenatal screen, these will automatically be titered at an additional charge.

RBC antigen % of antigen negative (Caucasian) % of antigen negative (African-American)
D 15 8
C 32 73
c 20 4
E 71 78
e 2 2
K 91 98
Jka 23 8
Jkb 26 51
Fya 34 90
Fyb 17 77
S 45 69
s 11 7


Reid, Marion and Lomas-Francis, Christine. Blood Group Antigens and Antibodies. New York: SBB Books, 2007. Print.

see also: ABO, Rh, and Antibody Screen.
CPT coding 86900, 86901, 86850
Last Updated 9/28/2016 11:30:15 AM
Entry Number 988
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