Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : ABO/Rh Typing Order Code : ARI
Synonyms: Blood Grouping, ABO, Rh Blood Type
Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container Type: Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 6 mL
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1.0 mL < 1 year 2.0 mL > 1 year
Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Standard Run Times: 24 Hours per Day
Turnaround Time: STAT : 1 hour ROUTINE : 8 hour
Special Handling: Draw separate specimen if other lab testing is ordered. Labeling requirements: full patient name, DOB or other unique identifier. ABO is ordered separately. Rh is an additional test order. Transport Instructions: Ambient, or for delayed delivery store refrigerated (1 - 8°C) for preservation up to 24 hours.
CPT Codes: 86900, 86901
Causes For Rejection: Specimen clotted. Gross hemolysis due to improper collection techniques, gel separator tube, missing collector's ID, collection date and time
Department: Transfusion Services