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Test Code BBTYP ABO & Rh BLOOD TYPE

Important Note

Labeling Instructions: Please provide patients full name (NO abbreviations or cut-off letters), University of Vermont Medical Center medical record number and/or date of birth, date and time sample collected and the signature of the person collecting the Blood Bank sample is required on specimens used to prepare blood products.

Specimen Transport: Specimens must be received in the laboratory within 24-hours of collection accompanied by a completed order form.

ABO Typing Requirements: Patients receiving blood transfusions for the first time at UVM Medical Center Blood Bank will require two ABO typings from separately drawn specimens. The second determination of ABO may come from a historic record on file in the Blood Bank or may come from a second, current specimen. Until the ABO group has been determined twice, only group O uncrossmatched RBC units will be issued. This policy does not apply to neonates (under the age of 4 months).

Additional Codes

Primary ID Epic Code Mayo Access ID
BBTYP LAB895 FAH5141

 

Specimen Information

Container Specimen

Temperature

Collect Vol

Submit Vol

Minimum vol
Pink Top Tube Whole Blood

Refrigerate

6 mL 6 mL 6 mL

A red top tube is acceptable (NO gel tubes) and a lavender top tube also acceptable. Three capillary tubes (red or lavender) are acceptable for neonates only. Submit capillary tubes unseparated.

Test Schedule / Analytical Time / Test Priority

Daily / 24 Hours / Available STAT

Method

Agglutination by tube test or Gel Methodology

CPT(s)

Description CPT Code
ABO 86900
Rh Factor 86901

 

Instrumentation

Manual Method or Grifois Erytra

Reference Range

Blood type

Section

Blood Bank

Performing Location

University of Vermont Medical Center

Is the UVMMC lab NY State Certified to perform this testing?  Yes/No

No

Order Code LOINC

Order Code Reporting Name

LOINC Code

BTYP Blood Type 882-1

 

Result Code LOINC(s)

Result Code Reporting Name

LOINC Code

BTYP Blood Type

882-1