Screening of compatible RBC units
|Antigen screening for compatible RBC unit(s) using patient serum/plasma
|Standard test tube, gel column or Capture solid phase technology
|Communication with the submitting facility may be requested in order to determine the scope of testing required and/or confirm the patient’s history.
|EDTA or plain red top (clotted) tube, separator gel tube is not acceptable.
|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
|Ship at ambient temperature
Send samples to:
|Request for Testing-Immunohematology Reference Laboratory
|Monday through Sunday
|Turn around Time (analytic time)