Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

TRANSPLANT ABO CONFIRMATION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ABO2      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 86900.01         Geisinger Epic ID: 33441

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
Lavender-top (K2 EDTA) microcollection tube
Specimen required:
6 mL whole blood or 2 full microcollection tubes
Special notes:
THIS IS ONLY TO BE ORDERED BY KIDNEY TRANSPLANT DEPARTMENT. Specimen must be labeled with patient's first and last name, medical record number or some unique other identifier (e.g.,billing number, NOT date of birth). Date of collection and phlebotomist identification (full name or tech ID) must be available. Positive patient identification must be assured.
Patient preparation:
Patient should have had one ABO collected first. This ABO needs to be collected using a separate venipuncture done at least 5 minutes after first ABO venipuncture

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge or aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Preferred specimen: Room Temperature for 24 hours. If greater than 24 hours, specimen must be stored and transported at 2-8°C.
Specimen stability:
Specimen must be less than 10 days old for testing.
Rejection criteria:
This ABO2 collection must have a different collect time from the plain ABO collection. Tubes with incomplete label ID (see specimen collection notes) will be rejected.

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86900
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
ABO typing
Methodology:
RBC agglutination and/or gel column technology
Synonyms:
ABO Typing
Clinical significance:
ABO of patient's red blood cells is determined for compatability with solid organ transplant.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Gustaaf de Ridder MD, PhD    
Review Date: 02/05/2019

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Blood Bank
Technical Lead: Amy Allvord
Frequency: Daily, all shifts
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Blood Bank
Technical Lead: Noreen Dructor    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Community Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Blood Bank
Technical Lead: Deborah Marasco  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Lewistown Hospital

Performing laboratory: Blood Bank
Technical Lead: Samantha Everhart  
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes

Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital

Performing laboratory: Blood Bank
Technical specialist: Nancy Abraham    
Frequency: Daily, all shifts    
Performed stat? Yes
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