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Alias Names: Blood Group / Blood Type
Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday (except holidays); STAT testing performed 0700-2300 daily
Released: Next day (Monday if received Friday)
CPT Code: 86900
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One dedicated 6 mL pink top tube (EDTA ). Also acceptable: Two 4 mL lavender top tubes (EDTA).
Handling: Do not centrifuge or separate plasma. Print patient’s full name and birthdate on tube. Do not cover original label if it contains handwritten information.
Stability: 72 hours ambient or refrigerated.
Standard Volume: 6 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 1 mL whole blood.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; serum separator tube (SST); incorrect or incomplete labeling; discrepancy between requisition and specimen label.

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