TYPE AND COMPATIBILITY TEST (007-0049, 007-0096, 007-0047, 007-0159) "TYPE AND COMPATIBILITY TEST"
Synonyms: Compatibility Testing, Crossmatch, Incompatibility Testing, Type and Hold for # Units of Blood, Type and Screen for # Units of Blood.
CPT 4 Code(s): 86900, 86901, 86850, 86920
Test Order Mnemonic: TX
Test Includes: ABO and Rh type, antibody screening, crossmatch
Applies To: Donor Units; Major Screen; Packed Red Cells; Transfusion
Lab: Blood Bank
Request Form: Blood Bank Division Primary Request Form
Patient Preparation: Patient must have a wristband identification.
Collection: At the patient's bedside, label the specimen with the patient's ful name, UH #, date, and initials of collector on sample. Information should be obtained from wristband.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, drawn in serum separator tube, requisition not signed by phlebotomist, label not legible, or specimen not properly labeled.
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day in the Blood Bank lab, McCullough 5.102
Turnaround Time: STAT: 1 hour; Routine: 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 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. Blood is held for 3 days only.
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 3 mL blood
Container: Lavender-topped tube (EDTA)
Test Method: Gel card technology
Reviewed/Revised 6/27/2010 by T. Moore MT(ASCP)SBB