This is the screen portion of the Type and Screen test.
Used to screen for unexpected antibodies in plasma by use of red cells with known antigenic makeup. Useful in pre-transfusion testing, antibody identification, prenatal screening and evaluation of potential causes of hemolysis. A positive test must be followed up with antibody identification.
Specimen Collection Requirements
Adult: one full 10 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes. Neonates <4 months: two full lavender top microtainer tubes. Pediatrics =4 months: 3 - 6 full lavender top microtainer tubes.
One full 10.0 mL lavender (EDTA) top tubes
Two lavender top microtainer tubes; Neonates <4 months: one lavender top microtainer tube
Gross hemolysis, incorrect specimen container, incorrectly labeled or frozen specimen
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 3 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Gel testing with anti-IgG
Samaritan Health Services Laboratories
Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:59 AM