|Values are valid only on day of printing.|
If the antibody screen is positive, then antibody identification will be performed.
The following tests may also be ordered and performed as part of antibody identification: monospecific direct Coombs, special red cell antigen typing, antibody elution, and antibody absorption.
Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: Entire specimen
Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.
Forms: If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Benign Hematology Test Request Form (T755) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/benign-hematology-test-request-form.pdf)
Mild OK; Gross reject
|Whole Blood EDTA||Refrigerated (preferred)||4 days|