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.
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
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.
Days Test Performed
Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm
4 - 96 hours
Soft Order Code
Red Cell Antigen Typing
Blood Type, Antibody Identification
Red Cell Antibody Evaluation
ANTIBODY IDENTIFICATION STUDY
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Offsite Collection Instructions
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.
6 mL whole blood
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.