Test directory: Type & Screen

Ordering CodeTS
Test NameType & Screen
AliasBlood Type & Antibody Screen
Type & Hold
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Optimum Volume6 mL
Collection InstructionsPlace Securline blood band on patients for pre-ops & crossmatches.
Handling InstructionsAdditional specimen may be requested if antibody identification is indicated.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 24 Hours
Refrigerated: 10 Days
Frozen: Not Stable
Rejection CriteriaContaminated, Frozen, Gel barrier tube, Grossly hemolyzed,
Insufficient quantity, Specimen not properly labeled,
Patient not banded with Securline blood band,
Plastic Red or Clear-red Top tubes with or without additives, Anticoagulant tubes other than EDTA
Avail. StatYES
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyHemagglutination &/or Solid Phase Adherance

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Patient typeALLSee report.