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Laboratory Test Directory

Type and Screen

Components

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

Battery Members

ABO/Rh, Antibody Screen

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Pink tube (EDTA)

6 mL 6 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Room temperature - 8 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

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

Reasons for Rejection

  • Microtainer for patients 4 month and older

Comments

Call Transfusion Services if surgery is scheduled more than 3 days after sample collection.

CPT Code

  • 86850
  • 86900
  • 86901