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Test Description
ABO
Synonym(s)
Blood Group
Test ID
ABO
General Information
Provides blood group (O, A, B, AB) only. The Blood group and Rh type of expectant mothers may indicate potential for hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn.
Specimen Type
Whole Blood
Alternate Specimen Type
None
Specimen Requirements
Lavender
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
Lavender - The specimen should be tested as soon as possible after collection. If testing is delayed, EDTA specimens should be stored at 2 to 8°C.
Stability
Refrigerated 10 days
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Grossly hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic samples. Frozen samples. Bacterial contamination.
Limitations
Individuals younger than four months may not have developed sufficient antibody to allow for detection in reverse typing test.
Methodology
Hemagglutination/gel filtration
Estimated TAT
1-3 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
86900
Minimum Sample Volume
6 ml
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
3 ml
Reference Range
NA
Reflex Conditions
NA
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
883-9