Red Blood Cell (RBC) Antigen
Antigen Typing, RBC
Typing paternal RBCs for antigens that correspond to maternal antibody may aid in the prediction of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
Lavender-top (EDTA) tube
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.
Gross hemolysis; bacterial or other contamination