TYPE AND SCREEN (007-0049, 007-0096, 007-0047) "TYPE AND SCREEN"
Synonyms: ABO Rh Antibody Screen, IAT, Indirect Antiglobulin Test
CPT 4 Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86850
Test Order Mnemonic: TS
Test Includes: ABO and Rh type, Antibody Screen
Lab: Blood Bank
Request Form: Blood Bank Division Primary Request Form
Collection: Routine venipuncture
Causes for Rejection: Specimen improperly labeled, requisition incomplete, SST/serum separator tube
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day; Blood Bank, Room 1.180 John Sealy Annex.
Turnaround Time: STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 2-4 hours
Special Instructions: All requests must include requesting physician’s name and ID number, patient's name, UH #, patient location, clinical information/diagnosis, identity of phlebotomist and date and time collected. Specimen must be labeled with patient full name, UH # and Date of Collection. Specimen must be transported to the laboratory in a biohazard specimen bag with request form in the pocket of the bag. Request form must be filled out completely and all information must be legible.
Specimen: Blood (requires separate specimen for Blood Bank tests)
Volume: 7 mL blood
Minimum Volume: 3 mL blood
Container: Lavender-topped tube (EDTA)
Reference Ranges: A, B, O, AB, Rh positive or negative, antibody screen negative
Test Method: Gel card technology
Reviewed/Revised 02/14/06 by D. Madrigal, MT(ASCP)SBB