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Type and Screen, Prenatal
|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||6 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood|
|Preferred volume||6 mL blood|
|Min. Volume||2 mL blood|
|UCSF Rejection Criteria||Unsigned, mislabeled, unlabeled or hemolyzed sample.|
|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.
See also: ABO, Rh, and Antibody Screen.
Reid, Marion and Lomas-Francis, Christine. Blood Group Antigens and Antibodies. New York: SBB Books, 2007. Print.
|Last Updated||9/28/2016 10:33:17 AM|