Test Overview
Test Usage

Used for Type and Screen using Preadmission Type and Screen Protocol (PTS form) in place of identification wristband.

Test Limitations

May be ordered no earlier than one month prior to operative procedures. May be ordered no earlier than 3 days prior to operative procedures if the patient has a history of antibodies or has been transfused or pregnant within the past three months.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
MiChart Code
Blood Bank
Blood Bank
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a pink top tube. The phlebotomist must sign the requisition and must initial and date the specimen tube. Place PTS number on specimen and requisition. Please give the PTS form to the patient and instruct the patient that this form is needed at the time of admission. 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), plasma aliquot from pink or lavender top, serum aliquot from red top. Plastic red top tubes will be rejected without exception. [9/03; rev 4/04]
Normal Volume
6 mL whole blood
Minimum Volume
2 mL whole blood
Storage Temperature
Additional Information

Special patient identification form must be used: "Pre-Admission Type & Screen Information". Contact the MLabs Client Services Center or Blood Bank for additional information and/or forms. If the Antibody Screen is positive, Antibody Identification 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.

CPT Code
86900 ABO, 86901 Rh, 86850 Ab Screen
Fee Code
21250 ABO, 21252 Rh, 21253 Ab Screen
NY State Approved