Test Overview
Test Methodology

Lectin Dolichos biflorus

Test Usage

Determination of the presence of A1 antigen on the red cells of a patient or donor who is Group A or AB.

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

Red cells that can be classified as subgroups of A weaker than A2 are not differentiated by tests with anti-A1 lectin.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
Analytic Time

Within 72 hours of specimen receipt

Soft Order Code
A1AG
MiChart Code
Special Ag Typing Patient
Laboratory
Blood Bank
Section
Blood Bank
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a pink top tube. Send intact specimen at room temperature. Specimens are unacceptable if collected in serum separator tube, contaminated, or grossly hemolyzed. Specimens sent for Blood Bank testing cannot be split for use by other laboratories.

Alternate Specimen
Lavender
Pink Top Tube
Normal Volume
6 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood
Storage Temperature
R
Additional Information

This test used in University of Michigan Health System kidney transplant protocol.

Billing
CPT Code
86905
Fee Code
21268
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