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Test Name: Type and Screen

Test Code(s): TS / HCTS

CPT Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86850

Test Description: Test Component:

ABO group , Rh Type and Indirect Antiglobulin Test

Methodology: Hemagglutination, Microtube Column Agglutination, or Solid-Phase

Days Performed: Daily, 24 hours.

Turnaround Time: Stat: 1 hour.
Routine: 8 hours.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen: Blood

Collection Instructions: All patients must have an identification band in place. For more information, refer to Hospital policy 8.12.

On tube, indicate Employee ID number (preferred)or full name (print), or network login ID (for physicians), and title (RN, MD, etc.). Date and time tube.

Specimens collected in red top tubes are acceptable but will cause delay in testing.

For neonatal samples, a lavender microtainer filled to the top will be acceptable.

Collection Container: Preferred: Pink top tube (adult) or 2 mL lavender top acceptable for pediatric or neonate
Also Acceptable: Lavender top, Microtainer

Collection Volume: Preferred: 6 mL
Pediatrics: 2 mL

Sample Analyzed: Red cells and plasma

Specimen Processing: Do not open or centrifuge tube.

Specimen Transport: Transport specimen to UWHC Transfusion Service (C7/381) or send to tube station 134.

Unacceptable Criteria: Specimens collected in red cap with yellow ring (SST) tubes, or green cap with yellow ring (PST) tubes, are not acceptable.

Stability: Ambient: 24 hours
Refrigerated: 3 days
Frozen: Not acceptable


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