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Test Compendium

3001: BLOOD TYPE, ABO & RH

Test Code

  • 3001

Test Synonym

  • ABO BLOOD GROUP AND RH, ABO RH, BLOOD GROUP AND RH

Volume

  • 4 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood

Container

  • Lavender Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • Preferred sample; EDTA LAVENDER Top tube, properly labelled for Blood Bank. On the standards for blood bank services the AABB (21st edition, 2002) requires that blood samples processed for type, Rh and antibody screen must be labelled as follows: The sample label must contain two independent patient identifiers (first name & last name) and (DOB or MRN/SSN) plus the collection date. Samples that do not meet these requirements will not be processed.

Additional Information

  • Only acceptable Whole Blood tube is the EDTA Lavender top

Specimen Stability

  • 1 day at 15-25 °C, 3 days 2-8° C