Red Blood Cell (RBC) Antigen

Test ID: 

705278

CPT code:

86905

Synonyms:

Antigen Typing, RBC

Clinical Use:

Typing paternal RBCs for antigens that correspond to maternal antibody may aid in the prediction of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.

Specimen Type:

Whole blood

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.5 mL

Container Type: 

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Storage Instructions:

Specimens should be tested as soon as possible or within 72 hours of collection. Samples that cannot be tested immediately should be stored at 2°C to 8°C. Do not freeze red cells.

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis; bacterial or other contamination

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