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The following tests may also be ordered and performed as part of antibody identification: special red cell antigen typing, antibody elution, antibody absorption, direct Coombs, and monospecific direct Coombs. These additional tests will determine or confirm antibody specificity and allo- vs. autoantibody.
Include report of diagnosis and history of transfusions and pregnancy. If some antibody panel work has been done, include copies of the work.
Specimen must arrive within 72 hours of draw.
Blood and serum are required.
Specimen Type: Whole blood
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)
Specimen Volume: 18 mL
Specimen Minimum Volume: 6 mL
Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.
Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Red top
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate serum from clot.
Serum gel tube
|Varies||Ambient (preferred)||4 days|