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 Test Performed

Daily, 24 hours

Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code

PTS/PTSI

Synonyms

Synonyms

PTS.
Preadmission Type and Screen
Pre-op Type and Screen
Blood Type, ABO, Rh, and Antibody Screen, Preadmission
Preadmission Type and Screen
Pre-op Type and Screen
Type and Screen, Preadmission
ABSC INT
AUTOMATED ANTIBODY SCREEN INT
PREADMIT TYPE AND SCREEN
PREADMIT INFANT TYPE AND SCRN
AUTOMATED PTS
AUTOMATED PTS
ABO RH INT
ABSC INT
ABSC INT
NB BT INT
ABSCR
GROUP RH
ABSCR
GROUP RH
ABO RH INTERPRETATION
INFANT ABO/RH INTERP
AUTOMATED ANTIBODY SCREEN INT
AUTOMATED ABORH INTERPRETATION
AUTOMATED ANTIBODY SCREEN INT
AUTOMATED ABORH INTERPRETATION
ABO RH INTERPRETATION
PRE ADMIT TYPE AND SCREEN.
PRE ADMIT INFANT TYPE AND SCRE
ANTIBODY SCREEN INTERPRETATIO.
PRE ADMIT TYPE AND SCREEN
ABO RH INTERPRETATION

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Specimen Requirements

Offsite 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.

Container

Pink Top Tube

Normal Volume

6 mL whole blood

Minimum Volume

2 mL whole blood

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.

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Fee Codes


CPT Code

86900 ABO, 86901 Rh, 86850 Ab Screen

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