CORD BLOOD SAMPLES (007-0049, 007-0096, 007-0046) "CORD BLOOD SAMPLES"
Test Includes: Infant ABO, Rh, and Direct Antiglobulin Test
CPT 4 Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86880
Lab: Blood Bank
Request Form: Blood Bank Division Primary Request Form
Collection: Sample is collected from the cord blood of the newborn.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, SST/serum separator tube
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at the Blood Bank lab, McCullough 5.102
Turnaround Time: 2 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's 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 from the cord of the newborn
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Container: Lavender-topped tube (EDTA)
Reviewed: 6/27/2010 by T. Moore, MT(ASCP)SBB