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ABO GROUP and Rh TYPE (10005511,10005512)
Test Mnemonic:


Specimen Requirements:
Test Included:

ABO group and Rh type


Routine venipuncture


Lavender-topped tube (EDTA)

Minimum Volume:

3 mL blood


Ambient temperature on day of collection; refrigerate if delayed



Causes for Rejection:

Specimen improperly labeled, requisition incomplete, serum separator tube, gross hemolysis, frozen sample, failure to identify phlebotomist and verifier



Reference Range:

A, B, O, AB, Rh positive or negative

Turnaround Time:

2 hours




Specimens are accepted 24 hours per day at the Blood Bank lab, 4.404 Clinical Services Wing (CSW)



ABO Rh, Blood Grouping and Rh Typing, Blood Type, Group and Type, Rh Type, Type and Rh

CPT 4 Code:

86900, 86901


All requests must include requesting physician’s name and ID  number, patient’s complete name, UH number, current account number,  patient location, clinical information/diagnosis, identity of phlebotomist and verifier, and date/time of sample collection.   The specimen must be labeled with the patient’s full name and UH number.  Specimens should be transported to the laboratory in a biohazard specimen bag with the request form in the pocket of the bag.  All information must be complete and legible on the specimen and the requisition.


When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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