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Antibody Screen

Components

Name Method Department Units
Antibody Screen IDS-MTS gel technology
Transfusion Services

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Purple tube (EDTA)

Micro sample tube 1 mL
Alternate

Pink tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Microtainer tubes should only be used on Neonates
  • Keep at room temperature

Comments

This test is usually ordered in conjunction with an ABO/Rh for pretransfusion testing. In this case, please order a type and screen (TYSC).

CPT Code

  • 86850