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Test Code HABRH ABO Blood Type and Rh (D)

Additional Information

Detects presence/absence of the A and B antigens on the red blood cells and the corresponding antibodies in the plasma. In some patients (eg: newborns, elderly, or immunocompromised patients), the expected ABO antibodies may be weak or missing. The test may be limited in its ability to detect some subgroups of type A patients.

Collection Container

Lavender (EDTA)

Special Handling Instructions

Positive identification of the patient. When applicable, compare the hospital wristband with the patient information on the request form. Label the tubes with the patients' full name, unique identification number (eg: medical record number, typenex number), date, time, and initials of collector (two sets of initials for patients to be transfused)

Specimen Volume

4 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

4 mL

Reasons for Rejection

Specimen improperly labeled; specimen grossly hemolyzed


Hemagglutination (HA)

Days and Times Performed

Daily, 24 hours

Reference Ranges

Report includes interpretation as appropriate

CPT Code

86900 (ABO); 86901 (Rh(D))

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