Prenatal Antibody Identification (includes antibody titration, if indicated)

Indications This battery can be ordered for any pregnant patient who has not had an antibody screen performed during the current pregnancy or has been found to have a positive antibody screen. If the antibody screen test is reactive, antibody identification will be performed until all common exclusions are completed. 
Method Red cell antibody identification by multiple methologies
Test Information This battery of tests could include ABO and D typing, complete phenotyping, antibody titration (one per specificity unless all antibodies are in Rh system), Alloadsorption or adsorption for specificity separation, and plasma/substance inhibitions. If a titer is performed, the remaining sample will be frozen for use as a parallel control to be tested with future samples.  Depending on the complexity of the case and number of antibodies identified, further testing may be required. 
Sample Requirements EDTA tube or red top plain (clotted) tube, separator gel tube is not acceptable.
Requested Volume 2 full 7 ml EDTA/clotted sample
Minimum Volume or Pediatric volume Minimum volume: 2 full 7 ml EDTA/clotted samples

Shipping Information Ship at ambient temperature

Send samples to:
Bloodworks Northwest
Immunohematology Reference Laboratory
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Requisition Form RFT-Request for Testing Transfusion Services
Immunohematology Consultation Request
CPT Codes To be determined by tests performed
Test Schedule Monday through Sunday
Turn around Time (analytic time) 24 hours if on a weekday, 72 hours if on a weekend
Report/ Results Fax number required to receive report