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Item Value
Approval req'd? no
Available Stat? no
Test code TYSC
Performed by? Blood Bank
Sendout? no
In House Availability 24 hours/ 7 days
Container type pink top tube
Amount to Collect Full 10 mL
Collection Instructions The blood drawer must sign the Blood Bank Requisition, in the "collected by" space.
Sample type Venous Blood
Special instructions The patient's name and MRN on the requisition and specimen must match exactly. Inadequately labeled specimens will be discarded - no exceptions. If the need for red cell products is uncertain, request a TYPE AND SCREEN. A CROSSMATCH can be added to a valid TYPE AND SCREEN, by request, within a 3 day window. If the antibody screen is positive, an antibody workup will automatically be initiated.
Synonyms Indirect Coombs;
References AABB Technical Manual, 16th Edition, 2008.
CPT coding 86900, 86901, 86850
Last Updated 8/19/2009 1:13:47 PM
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