SPAG - Specimen: Special Red Cell Antigen Typing

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: SPAG    
Special Red Cell Antigen Typing

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Specimen must arrive within 7 days of draw.


Container/Tube: Pink top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: Full tube

Collection Instructions: Send specimen in original tube.

Additional Information: All antigens and phenotypes must be specified before processing can occur.

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

3 mL blood in 6 mL pink EDTA

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected










Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperatures are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
Whole Blood EDTARefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Ambient 72 hours