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Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Edit Date: 1/1/1900
Components: ABO Group / Rh Group / Direct Antiglobulin Test
Performed: Daily
Released: Same day as tested
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Collect cord blood in plastic test tube without anticoagulant. NOTE: Blood may be drawn from newborn if cord blood is not available.
Handling: Label with “Cord Blood Label.”
Label for BABY: Name, e.g., “Baby Boy Smith,” collected by (name), and date of birth.
Label for MOTHER: Name, Acct #, blood type, date of RhIG (if applicable), and date of birth. Specimen should be labelled at the time blood is collected. Do not cover original label.
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 (52210). Deliver directly to Blood Bank.
Standard Volume: 3 mL cord blood
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL cord blood
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated. Deliver directly to Blood Bank.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; specimen collected in SST; incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent labeling on tube or requisition.

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