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Test Code ABORH ABO Group and Rh Type LAB895

Test Method

AABB Standard: Agglutination of red cells with an antiserum
represents the presence of the corresponding antigen in the red
cells; Ortho Gel Cards. (AABB Technical manual. 14th edition.
Edited by V Vengelen-Tyler. Bethesda, MD, American Association of
Blood Banks 2002)


Testing is performed Monday through Sunday.

Routine orders: Typically completed within 4 hours.

Expedite orders: Typically completed within 1 hour after the
specimen arrives at the testing site.

STAT orders: Typically completed within 15 minutes after the
specimen arrives at the testing site.

Useful For

Selecting compatible blood products for transfusion therapy

Specimen Requirement

A 5mL EDTA purple-top tube is preferred.

CPT Code Information

86900 ABO Group

86901 Rh Type

Reference Values

Not Applicable

LOINC Code Information

34530-6 ABO and Rh Group Panel-Blood

Additional Specimen Collection Information

7-10 mL red-top, 5 mL heparin green-top or 5 mL blue-top tubes
are also acceptable. Serum and plasma gel tubes are not acceptable.
Cord blood may also be tested. Micro specimen may be obtained with
a capillary collection device.