Screening of compatible RBC units

Indications Antigen screening for compatible RBC unit(s) using patient serum/plasma
Method Standard test tube, gel column or Capture solid phase technology
Test Information Communication with the submitting facility may be requested in order to determine the scope of testing required and/or confirm the patient’s history.
Sample Requirements EDTA or plain red top (clotted) tube, separator gel tube is not acceptable.
Requested Volume 1 full 7 ml EDTA/clotted sample
Minimum Volume or Pediatric volume Minimum volume: 1 full 7 ml EDTA/clotted sample
Pediatric: 1 full 3 ml EDTA sample; neonate: 2 full 0.5 ml EDTA microtainers
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
Transaction Code 3120-00
CPT Codes 86904
Test Schedule Monday through Sunday
Turn around Time (analytic time) 24 hours