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|Components:||Rh Type / Antibody Screen|
|Performed:||Monday-Friday (except holidays)|
|Released:||Next day (Monday if received Friday-Sunday)|
|Specimen Collection Details|
|Collection:||One 6 mL pink to tube (EDTA for Blood Bank). Also acceptable: Two 4 mL lavender top tube (EDTA).|
|Handling:||Do not centrifuge or separate plasma. |
Accurate labelling with patient's first and last name and date of birth is required on tube. Tube should be labelled at the time blood is drawn. Do not cover original label.
If tests other than for Blood Bank are ordered, send separate specimen for those tests.
|Standard Volume:||6 mL whole blood|
|Minimum Volume:||3 mL whole blood|
|Transport:||Ambient or refrigerated.|
|Comments:||Indicate if Rh Immune Globulin (RhIG) product needs to be delivered and when.|
|Rejection Criteria:||Gross hemolysis; specimen collected in SST; incorrect, incomplete, or inconsistent labeling on tube or requisition. |