Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

ABO/RH

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1501         Geisinger Epic ID: 15618

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 two (2) full EDTA microcollection tubes.
Special notes:
Only 6 mL pink-top EDTA tubes are acceptable for Add-On testing.
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. For cord blood samples, o rder CDEV (Cord Evaluation) test battery for ABORH and DAT testing.

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:
Tube containing gel separator. Incomplete label ID (see specimen collection notes).

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86900, 86901
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, Rh
Methodology:
RBC agglutination and/or gel column technology
Synonyms:
ABO Typing, Rh Typing, ABORH
Blood type
Clinical significance:
ABO/Rh of patient's red blood cells is required to provide compatible plasma and platelets and is part of compatibility testing for red cell transfusion. For prenatal patients, the patient's Rh determines if she is a Rhogam candidate.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Gustaaf de Ridder MD, PhD    
Review Date: 11/18/2020

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
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