50200:Rh TYPE

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50200:Rh TYPE
Alias Names: Blood Type, Group and Rh
Methodology: Hemagglutination (HA)
Edit Date: 3/17/2009
Performed: Monday-Friday (except holidays); STAT testing performed daily
Released: Next day (Monday if received Friday)
CPT Code: 86901
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.
Standard Volume: 6 mL whole blood.
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL whole blood.
Transport: Refrigerated preferred, or ambient.
Rejection Criteria: Gross hemolysis; serum separator tube (SST); incorrect or incomplete labeling; discrepancy between requisition and specimen label.