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The initial test performed is an antibody identification. If the antibody problem identified is not relevant in hemolytic disease of the newborn, or if titrations are not helpful, the titer will be cancelled and will be replaced by the antibody identification test. Depending upon the antibody identification results, additional tests, ie, monospecific direct Coombs, antibody elution, antibody absorption, and red cell antigen typing may be added and charged. A consultation service is offered, at no charge, regarding the clinical relevance of red cell antibodies.
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: 7 mL
Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate plasma from cells. Send both tubes.
Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube: Red top
Specimen Volume: 10 mL
Collection Instructions: Spin down and separate serum from clot. Send both tubes.
Serum gel tube
|Varies||Ambient (preferred)||4 days|