Test Directory

5302 ABO

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Whole Blood
7 Days 2 - 8° C
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood
Container: 1 Pink Top Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.00 mL

Method

Hemagglutination

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Full specimen tube is preferred in the event of specimen typing discrepancy and additional testing is required.

Clinical Utility

Blood typing is used to determine the blood group and the type of blood or blood components a recipient can safely receive. Group and typing of expectant mothers and newborns may indicate potential for ABO/Rh hemolytic disease of the newborn.

CPT Codes

86900

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