Done on patients who have a positive antibody screening test to identify unexpected antibody(ies). Antibody identification is routinely necessary prior to transfusion.
Interpretive report provided.
Antibody may be too weak to be detected and/or identified. Antibody to high incidence antigens may require referral to reference laboratory. Antibody to low incidence antigens may not be detected.
4 - 96 hours
- Red Cell Antigen Typing
- Blood Type, Antibody Identification
- Red Cell Antibody Evaluation
- ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION STUDY
Collect specimens in two pink top tubes. Send intact specimens 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.
Antibody Identification studies include a 10 cell panel. If additional red cell panels are required for identification, this testing will be performed at an additional charge. If antigen determination is indicated Human Erythrocyte Antigen Genotyping will be performed at an additional charge. By ordering this test the clinician acknowledges that additional reflex testing will be performed and billed at a separate additional charge if indicated.