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Test Code HABSC Antibody Screen

Additional Information

Test includes indirect antiglobulin testing with screening cells for detection of red cells allo- and autoantibody(ies); when positive antibody identification is performed. Antibody screens detect clinically significant antibodies in a transfusion candidate or prenatal patient. Limitations include: abnormal proteins, cold and warm autoantibodies may delay interpretations, will not detect all antibodies (eg: low-incidence antigens, antibodies in low titer).

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

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