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Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Edit Date: 9/13/2010
Components: ABO Group / Rh Group
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
CPT Code: 85461 / 86901
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Collect cord blood in test tube with no anticoagulant. NOTE: Blood may be drawn from newborn if cord blood is not available. Collect capillary or venous blood in one lavender top Microtainer tube (EDTA). This specimen can be shared DAT and other Rh testing.
Handling: Label with “Cord Blood Label.”
Label for BABY: Name, e.g., “Baby Boy Smith,” collected by (name), and date of birth. Do not cover original label. Specimen should be labelled at the time blood is collected.
Label for MOTHER: Name, Acct #, blood type, date of RhIG (if applicable), and date of birth.
Deliver directly to Blood Bank.
Standard Volume: 3 mL cord blood
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL cord blood
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated.
Comments: Indicate whether mother is an Rh Immune Globulin candidate on ordering requisition. If so, mother’s specimen may be sent with cord blood. See Rh Immune Globulin Profile, Postpartum (52200).
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; specimen collected in SST; incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent labeling on tube or requisition.

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