Test Overview
Test Usage

To determine if a woman is a candidate for Rh Immune Globulin therapy (typing should be performed on all women admitted for delivery, abortion, or amniocentesis); may also be used to determine the Rh type of organ donors.

Test Limitations

Du testing must be specifically requested.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

1 - 4 hours

Soft Order Code
RHA
MiChart Code
RH Only, for OB patient
Synonyms
  • Prenatal Rh Type
  • Rh Type
  • Transplant Donor Rh Type
  • RH ONLY, FOR OB PATIENT
  • RH INT
  • RH INTERPRETATION
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
86901
Fee Code
21252
NY State Approved
No