Test Overview
Test Usage

ABO and Rh Type

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

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

24 hours

Soft Order Code
BT
MiChart Code
BTD Gene Sequencing (MMGL)
Laboratory
Blood Bank
Section
Blood Bank
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a pink top tube. Refrigerate and send intact specimen. 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
IN-HOUSE: Lavender top tube (intact specimen) may be substituted for Pink top. All other specimen types are unacceptable. MLABS: Pink top tube (intact specimen) is preferred; the following are acceptable: lavender top (glass or plastic), red top (glass only). Plastic red top tubes will be rejected without exception. [10/03; rev 4/04]
Pink Top Tube
Normal Volume
6 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood
Storage Temperature
R
Billing
CPT Code
86900 ABO, 86901 Rh
Fee Code
21250 ABO, 21252 Rh
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