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Test Compendium


Test Code

  • 3005


  • 4 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Whole Blood


  • Lavender Top Tube


  • 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

Reference Range

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