ABO Grouping and Rho(D) Typing
EPIC Test Name: ABO/RH TYPE
UFHPL Epic Order Code: LAB895
Special Instructions: If a CBC and/or an antibody screening test is ordered with this test, submit a separate 4 mL specimen for each test.
Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender (EDTA)
- Storage. Refrigerate.
Sample Volume: 4 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL (Repeat testing is not possible with this specimen volume.)
Determination of ABO blood group and Rh type for transfusion candidates. Group and typing of expectant mothers and newborns may indicate the potential for ABO hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn. Rh typing is used to determine Rh immune globulin candidacy for prenatal and postpartum patients.
Abnormal plasma proteins, cold autoagglutinins, positive direct antiglobulin test, and, in some cases, bacteremia may interfere with test interpretation. Variable testing results may be observed with partial antigens, which are rare variants of the D antigen.
TAT 1-2 days