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Test Code 8034 RBC Request

Additional Codes

Soft LIS Ordering Mnemonic
RBC

 

Methodology

Tube Testing/Gel Card Testing

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 72 hour of draw.

 

EDTA  whole blood is required.

 

Specimen Type: EDTA whole blood

Container/Tube: Pink top (K2EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 6 mL

Specimen Minimum Volume: 5 mL

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information:

1. A current type & screen specimen is required for crossmatch before blood will be issued.

2. Include number of units requested and any special requirements.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient/Refrigerate OK/Frozen NO

Day(s) Test Set Up

Upon request

Reference Values

Not applicable

Test Classification and CPT Coding

86920-Immediate spin crossmatch

86922-Antiglobulin crossmatch

Performing Laboratory

Transfusion Services-

Central Region: St. Joseph's Medical Center Lab

East Region: Deer River Hospital Lab, Sandstone Hospital Lab, SMDC Clinical Lab, St. Mary's Hospital - Superior Lab, Virginia Hospital Lab

West Region: Ada Hospital Lab, Fargo Hospital Lab, Fosston Hospital Lab, Holy Trinity Hospital Lab, St. Mary's - Detroit Lakes Hospital Lab