ABO-Rh by Gel Methodology

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Also Known as (Alias) ABO-Rh Gel
Blood Type
Indications Cadaveric ABO/Rh testing
Secondary test for organ donor ABO/Rh testing
Tertiary test for blood donor ABO/Rh testing
Method Ortho MTS Gel 
Test Information Assay is based on the principle of hemagglutination, in which the specific antibody incorporated in the gel will react with its corresponding antigen on red blood cells resulting in red blood cell agglutination.
Sample Requirements Whole blood--red cells and plasma (ACD, EDTA, sodium citrate, heparin, oxalate).  Clotted samples are acceptable.
Requested Volume 6 mL
Minimum Volume or Pediatric volume 1 mL
Sample Information Sample must be refrigerated within 24 hours of draw.
Shipping Information Clotted samples or sample in ACD are acceptable at 2-8°C for 5 days.
Samples in EDTA or sodium citrate are acceptable at 2-8°C for 14 days.
Samples in heparin or oxalate are acceptable at 2-8°C for 2 days.
Requisition Form Transplant Infectious Disease Testing Request (Contact the Donor Testing Laboratory @425-656-7907)
Transaction Code 3103-06
CPT Codes 86900, 86901
Test Schedule 7 days per week
Turn around Time (analytic time) 1200 PM Next Day; STAT testing available for organ transplantation
Report/ Results ABO and Rh types