Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

ANTIBODY SCREEN

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
ABSCR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: EPIC6520         Geisinger Epic ID: 15664

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 3 full microcollection tubes.
Special notes:
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.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Do not centrifuge or aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature is preferred (less than 24 hours). If greater than 24 hours, specimen must be stored and transported at 2-8°C.
Specimen stability:
Specimen must be less than 3 days old for testing.
Rejection criteria:
Tube containing gel separator. Incomplete label ID (see specimen collection notes).

TEST DETAILS
Additional information:
Antibody-positive specimens will be worked up to the extent necessary to identify antibody.
CPT code(s):
86850
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:
Antibody screen.
Methodology:
RBC agglutination and/or gel column technology
Synonyms:
Antibody screen, indirect antiglobulin test
Clinical significance:
Necessary for compatibility testing, the antibody screen detects common clinically significant alloantibodies. For prenatal workups, the antibody screen determines if the mother has any pre-existing IgG antibodies that could cross the placenta.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Gustaaf de Ridder MD, PhD    
Review Date: 11/29/2016

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:  
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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