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ABO Group and Rh Type

CPT/HCPCS 86900, 86901
Order Code BB001
Turnaround Time 48-72 hours
Test Includes

Blood group, Rh type

Specimen Requirements
Specimen Source
Whole blood
Preferred Specimens
EDTA Lavender Tube, ACD-A, ACD-BD
Collection Instructions
(Transport Temperature)
Transport at Room Temperature
Specimen Stability
Temperature Period
Room temperature 72 hours
Refrigerated 6 days
Frozen Unacceptable
Reject Criteria

Received frozen, SST tube, Gross hemolysis

Test Details
Immune Agglutination
Clinical Significance

Group and typing of expectant mothers and newborns may indicate potential for ABO hemolytic disease of the fetus/newborn. Rh typing is used to determine Rh immune globulin candidacy for prenatal and postpartum patients.