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Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Edit Date: 9/29/2010
Performed: Monday-Friday (except holidays). STAT testing daily.
Released: Next day (Monday if received Friday-Sunday)
CPT Code: 86900
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: Capillary or venous blood in one lavender top Microtainer tube (EDTA) or cord blood in a container with no anticoagulant. This specimen can be shared with Rh and DAT testing.
Handling: Do not centrifuge or separate plasma. Complete and accurate labeling of specimen and paperwork is required or specimen will be rejected. Patient’s full first and last names and date of birth must appear and be identical on both the specimen and requisition. Do not cover original label. If tests for other than Blood Bank are ordered, send separate specimen for those tests.
Standard Volume: 250-500 µL whole blood or 3 mL cord blood.
Transport: Ambient or refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; specimen collected in SST; incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent labeling of patient information on tube or requisition.

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